"Arise, alight, away, I must go
to help you. When here, I am hampered
by my presence, a single person
bound by body to a time and a place.
"And yet, I must be for all in eternity,
and as I arise, the light that is
love, unwinds for all who have a heart.
"This trace is more than a promise
its is everything that I make real,
wrenching it from oblivion and outer
darkness, damned by its own refusal to see
this light slashes through the deeper dark. "
When fleeing Pharaoh across fierce sands
they received a fiery funnel by night
and dust by day, that gave them life
and light and hope, the surety of safety
from archer and enemy, slaver and slayer--
they walked in perfect peace.
The train from God's temple had
slipped down to surround them, isolate
them as chosen children, people of the promise
saved and assured, the fruit of the firstborn,
destined to bring Him back again.
So when He ascended that train from the temple
dropped down again, and twined around us--
the certainty of salvation and safety in His shade.
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