by J. Randal Matheny © 2011

In chains he stood before both rulers and kings,
Two years in prison for not a single crime,
While not a day was wasted in the wings,
He knew the Lord would free him in his time.

He spoke, “I’ve had God’s help down to today,
As I proclaim his grace to great and small;
What I proclaim, did not Moses say,
That Christ must suffer and rise from death,” said Paul.

The apostle, sure of God, harbored no doubt,
Never thought that heaven’s promise was breached,
Never whined, nor bargained to be let out.
What did he do those years in prison? He preached!

What do you think?