Serpent

Fashion your fear in all its detail.

Make your sin shiny, sleek and dangerous.

Fill its fangs with all the venom you can muster.

Gaze upon it, and know that you are greater

than the thing which you create.

 

Imagine God.

Know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made

in the image which escapes imagination.

Live: leave the serpent cast in bronze behind you.

God, your God, will not abandon you in the desert.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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