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Christ attraction

From the December 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal


What drew you to the burning bush,
O Moses, with your rod?
I was impelled to turn aside
and listen to my God.

What drew you out of lions' den,
O Daniel, man of prayer?
It was my faithfulness to God
that took me from the lair.

What drew you out of furnace fire,
O Shadrach with your friends?
Our sure conviction of a God
who only goodness sends.

What drew you to the stable light.
O shepherd, long ago?
The deep desire to see, to hear,
to feel, to clearly know
that Love is always with us,
a tender, caring arm,
a law divine that holds us
forever free from harm.

O Moses, Daniel, Shadrach,
and shepherd from your field,
you all were simple seekers;
and the stable scene revealed
the Christ that gently drew you,
protected you from harm,
a light dispelling darkness,
a presence, pure and calm.

And still today this presence
is here for all to feel;
for Christly light is uneclipsed—
the timeless power to heal.

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