Be like the pole that held up the serpent in the wilderness - that serpent to which all who looked were saved. No one was ever saved by looking to the pole; it was only useful for holding up the serpent. Be the pole, and Christ the serpent.And a similar thought in poem from missionary Amy Carmichael:
Love through me, Love of God.
Make me like thy clear air
through which, unhindered, colors pass
As if it were not there.