User:Joe Spencer/Opening the Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 20:1
From Feast upon the Word (http://feastupontheword.org). Copyright, Feast upon the Word.
Opening the Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 20:1 Giving way to what flows into death, waters, these from the realms of beyond, trickle down (into which, holding breath, One shall plunge, wearing charity’s bond). Here a house to be heard has been reared that in silence draws out of the stream its great strength, and a home quite endeared to the angels it is: here they dream. Yet by hands—-those of men-—was it built, not by will of the Father nor skill of His sons; and for this, its sole guilt, is its name “The Usurper,” “Man’s Will.” And the angels, they come here to dream and to see, as precursors to One who shall die in this house by the stream, yes, who born there shall be, a-—God’s-—son. And this wrestle of birth—-of re-birth—- in this house points to, marks the un-truth, the unrighteousness real, the sad worth of the shack, shows it only a booth. But a booth that stays up, that remains and precisely by strife: in that One there shall issue a call that maintains the poor house (stronger Rock, there is none). O most humble abode, silent site now by other name called, not on sand but on Rock: “House Prevailing By Right.” Cross you now. On towards Promised Land.