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Hold the Rope by Raymond A. Foss
Saul was held safe by the rope
attached to the basket
allowing him to live, to escape
to be the apostle Paul, the man
God used, transformed, the man
of God, who turned from his roots,
the sins of his persecution, became
the man God needed him to be
To go and evangelize, to lead
to lead others to God, to the
saving grace of Jesus Christ
Held safe by a rope, holding a basket,
lowering him down the wall
the city wall of Damascus
What if that rope had failed,
what if the people
holding the rope failed, let go,
grew weary
Praise God they did their job
did it well, to the best of their abilities
How much richer we are, how much
greater is the bounty he harvested
because they held the rope
That we hold it still
in his service
sowing the Gospel,
the Good News of Jesus Christ
the Risen Lord,
whose birth we again await
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