Wilderness

Fear-blinded, Israel's childrenrefused to accept the facttheir Canaan was so near,and so they wanderedyear after year,an aimless, indecisive band,because they would not heedCaleb's report of milk and honey,but chose to believethat Anak's giantsruled their Promised Land.

May not I, too, be blindedwhen mortal fears assail,gigantic as Anak's sons?May I instead accept the milk and honeyof God's amplitude and care,and awake to the promised landthat, in truth, was always there!

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