Saturday, June 2, 2007

Footprints Further down the beach

You and God are walking along the beach. His footprints appear steady rarely varying in pace. Your prints are a disorganized stream of zig zags, starts,stops, turn arounds, circles, departures, and returns.

The path looks this way for quite a while. Gradually, your footprints come in line with God's & soon parallel His, consistently. You are walking as true friends & this seems perfect.

Then an interesting thing happens; your footprints which once etched the sand next to God's are walking precisely in His steps. Within His larger footprints you see your smaller "sandprints" as you and God are becoming One - this goes on for many miles.

Then gradually you notice another change. The traces of your sandprints are no longer visible. You've merged & become one Traveler.The path continues in this way for a while.

Then something startling occurs.Your original footprints are back and more erratic than before. Zig zags all over the amazing & shocking mess! Stops...starts...deeper gashes in the sand...

Nervously you ask God if you've regressed since the footprints indicate separation - and this time it's obviously much worse."

God smiles, winks and then laughs, "relax & enjoy ... it looks that way because we're dancing."