Love's Omnipotence

The rod which Moses carried in his hand,
and which he doubtless used when climbing hills,
or crossing streams, or guiding wayward sheep,
when cast upon the ground—at wisdom's bidding,
for a sign—became a serpent suddenly,
and Moses fled from it in terror!

But listening for His voice, as he was wont
to do in time of trouble, he stooped at God's
command and caught the serpent by the tail
and handled it—through understanding Love
as ever present, as All, the only substance,
and man inseparable from his creator.
The false belief and fear of evil vanished
as darkness flees before the sun's full light.

Then once again he held within his hand
a harmless rod which he could use to help
him climb a hill, or cross a rugged stream,
or guide a weary sheep into the fold.

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Signs of the Times
June 7, 1947

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