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TitleWater to Swim in (1 Nephi 17:49)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT

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Water to Swim in

These waters issue out toward the east . . . and go into the sea. . . . and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. (Ezek. 47:8-9)  
I follow Ezekiel 
to the temple door,
wade into fluid 
that washes my feet.
I measure a thousand, 
prayerfully pass
through water 
that purifies my knees.
Counting cubits again, 
I return, traverse the river 
that swirls about my waist.
Finally, I am immersed 
in liquid element, risen, 
deep enough to swim in,
too wide to pass over. 
Build me a ship of light
to sail this cosmic sea,
transport me 
to another sphere. 
Land my soul 
at God’s right hand. 


Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 17:49