mummified by Deuteronomy,
revered by the children of Israel,
relegated to shadows by Christians
seeking to protect the supremacy of Christ.
Who are you, true man of God,
chosen to receive the decisive revelation
of what by tradition we call “God”--
Ehyeh-asher-Ehyeh—I AM that I AM--
the one who broke into Moses’ consciousness?
Moses the man to whom the divine itself
irrupted into his very consciousness,
Moses the man who did not see or touch
but became one in spirit with the one he bore
lovingly to the people of God.
“The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came through Jesus Christ,” writes beloved John.
O Christians, open your eyes afresh to Moses,
who was himself full of grace and truth
if any man on earth ever was.
The man Moses encountered by the god unknown
out of the burning bush on Sinai,
is the man who became the carrier of Life itself,
the living in-breathing of the eternal I AM
to the Hebrew people, children of Abraham.
Having encountered the divine in Christ, you Christians,
can you not see and hear the same God speaking in Moses,
delivering in Moses, presenting itself
in every tree, bush, and living thing,
radiant with the beauty and truth of God?