When I was about fifteen, I went on this camping trip with school. We were up in the mountains, it was really a beautiful sight. There were lots of trails to walk and just see where they led. It was a great adventure. But there was one particular "event" that came back to my mind as I have been thinking about my "walk" with the Lord.
One day during our trip, a group of six of us decided to walk a trail we hadn't tried before. We also wanted to try an experiment. The one in the front would walk about three or four steps ahead, and the next in line would step directly into the leaders foot steps, the next directly in the same and so on. We wanted to see if we could create the illusion that there was only one set of footprints. Except for some shifts from the different sizes and types of shoes, the experiment worked well.
Later in life, I had children of my own and while spending the day at the park with my daughter, I noticed she was doing exactly the same thing; stepping directly into my footsteps. She said she wanted to make it look like we were one-person, and be in my steps. Children often like to mimic or copy their parents.
I want to do that with my Heavenly Father. Be like a child, trying to emulate His ways. Trying to be "one" with Him. It reminds me of the "Footprints" poster I have, in which it states that sometimes there are only one set of prints in the sand because that's when He carried me.
Could it be that sometimes there is only one set of footprints because I am trying my hardest to be like Him? I pray that is true. I know I have had to be carried many times by my Heavenly Father, but I think there are times I need to stand on my own two feet and follow in His footsteps.