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Moments of Becoming (Alma 32; Alma 37)
TitleMoments of Becoming (Alma 32; Alma 37)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
Pagination10-11
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsPoetry

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Moments of Becoming

 
Like hourglass sands,
moments etched 
with our desires 
slip past the present 
to shape the substance
of our becoming.
 
In sands of Egypt,
hopeful pharaohs 
hoarded particles of time,
pyramiding them 
to last forever, 
but millennia brittled 
the bones beneath 
their shriveled skin.
 
From the tent of Abraham, 
living seeds multiply, 
innumerable as sands
bathed by breathing tides.
 
Silica, furnaced and refined, 
becomes carefully crafted
glass through which 
we can clearly see
 
     figures of darkness
     images of godliness
     patterns of eternity.
 
[I]n blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and . . . in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (Gen. 22:17)
 
 

 

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Scripture Reference

Alma 32:1-43
Alma 37:1-47

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