One of my favorite poems is the famous “Footprints” written about a person who dreamed they walked with God. In the poem the author tells us that he dreamed that he saw his life flash before his eyes in scenes and throughout most of it, he could see two sets of footprints. Of course they represented how God walked beside him throughout his life. Towards the end, he claims he saw only one set of footprints. Of course this bothered him and when he asked God about it, God told him that he only sees one set of foot pants because those are the times when God carried him though the trials of life. It’s a very nice poem and has been a favorite by countless believers over the years. However, I find that it isn’t very accurate to my experience. I have never been very good at walking with God, matter of fact I find the times when he wasn’t carrying me, he was dragging me. John 6:44 says “no man can come to me less the father draw him.” The Greek word that John uses there is actually more accurately translated as “drag”. The truth is, even though we must strive to walk in obedience with Christ, we’re going to blow it. But that’s ok because in those times God will carry us. “ remember in the wilderness where the Lord your God carried you like a father carry a son”(Deut 1:31). So whether God carries you or drags you, you’ll get to where he wants you to be, so don’t worry about it.
Merry Christmas from the Dockery’s.