From the middle of Genesis 2 verse 4 to the end of the Old Testament, the Lord God is Man and we are a creation thereof expressed solely in Genesis 2.
We are not Man, at least not Genesis 1 Man.
There is only one set of footprints, not because God is carrying us, but because we are walking in the shoes of another being.
Created is not a birth, but a detachment from a natural birth and <GOD>.
We cannot figure out what is going on because we think we are man and cannot see the servant in the mirror.
We cannot see man, because we think we are them and simply are not looking for them.
We cannot be touched by <GOD> and given our inheritance (evolution), because Man is a veil, or curtain and if we cannot pull back the curtain we will never see Man blocking our way back to <GOD>.