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God's Apostle Paul

There was a man from Tarsus
whose name was Saul
who did all he could
to make Christians to fall
But one day he took a trip
to Damascus was his aim
but God met him on the road
and his life was never the same
On that conversion road
his eyes became blind
till God’s light shined
to bring him a enlightened mind
From that day forth
he was known as Paul
for he took God’s truth
all over to one and all
Much suffering he received
persecution, strife and near death
for the sake of the gospel
he sought to speak its vital breath
Much time he spent in prison
but God used his time for good
Paul there did write many letters
for the churches spiritual food
This man thus became known
as Paul the godly apostle
one who met the risen Christ
his life was indeed colossal
Paul’s legacy was his writings
which we still have today
to disciple, instruct and teach us
so we know how to obey
His life came to a tragic end
in AD60 when in Rome
Nero sentenced the apostle to his death
in doing so Paul came eternally home
What a story his life was
as God made him his own
releasing him from satin’s grip
the purpose to make Christ known


Copyright © Gordon McConnell

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  1. Date: 4/10/2013 12:11:00 PM
    I love the story of Paul and his letters and you've penned it eloquently. Nice one, Gordon. :)

    McConnell Avatar Gordon McConnell
    Date: 4/11/2013 5:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Delysia, yes Paul's story is amazing and wonderful, his letters are so practical and helpful as well. well have a great day, Gordon
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Very good Gordon as Paul is our shining light that God used to show us the way home. Enjoyed much.

    McConnell Avatar Gordon McConnell
    Date: 4/9/2013 6:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Lynn, good to hear from you, have a blessed day, Gordon