Sunday, January 10, 2016

A simplicity

After Acts 28:11-31

Beatings, yes, threats
of death, persecutions,
stoning, imprisonments,
ridicule, shipwreck,
these I endured with
his grace and provision.
But when I saw them
at the Forum of Appius, by
the Three Taverns, when
I saw these come from Rome,
arms opened, my heart
overflowed, my tears
overwhelmed my eyes, and
I thanked him for this,
a simplicity of courage,
a simplicity of encouragement.

Photograph: Forum of Appius today, Via Appia, near Rome.

1 comment:

Christina Hubbard - Creative and Free said...

A simple picture of Christian love. I enjoyed reading this. -blessings