This burden on my heart
hasn’t gone away
in spite of prayers
and efforts to let go.

It’s cropped up
often lately
like a trap set
to entangle me on
my journey to God,

but today I thought:
It isn’t a trap!
Baba’s bringing some old knot
up to the surface to dissolve.
“Our God is a refining fire.”*

Baba how can You know
what everyone’s thinking and feeling?
By really being One with all of us!
Your Omniscience showed, often enough.

Max, think of all the nets and traps
that have caught you in your life!
Where are they today?
Gone, gone!

Just remember Him!
Do your best to obey—
and patiently watch
what happens!

* New Testament 1 Peter