Grass in Place of Dragons

One does not ordinarily associate grass with dragons. But Isaiah did so, and to good purpose. His poignant statement is, "In the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes." What a contrast! Dragons and grass—the symbol of the most aggressive forms of threatening evil, and the harmless grasses. Isaiah saw how evil inflates itself, threatens to consume, impair, and destroy with dragonlike propensities, and he wished to assure the God-loving that these dragon beliefs need not be feared, because the forces and resources of Truth were at hand to nullify and obliterate them.

Now the grass may seem to be a very little thing, but grass, in its many varieties, is the most essential form of food for men and beasts. And the reeds and rushes to the people of ancient times represented the source of raw materials from which they made many things for their everyday life.

So the promise is that where each dragon lay, right there shall be found the upgrowing, sustaining, provisioning ideas of courage, hope, faith, trust, humility, Christliness that the divine Mind has provided to demonstrate each individual's freedom and deliverance.

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A Word about Writing
February 13, 1943

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