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The Glory Light

by Margaret Cagle

Saul of Tarsus started to Damascus
To see the high priest to get letters.
He wanted to arrest more Christians
And bring them to Jerusalem in fetters.

Suddenly a light from Heaven above
Shone brightly about him all around.
"Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me,"
He heard after he fell to the ground.

"Who art Thou, Lord?" Saul asked.
"I am Jesus. Thou persecuted Me.
It's hard for you to kick against the pricks."
Then Saul was led, for he could not see.

"What will Thou have me to do, Lord?"
Saul asked Jesus, the Savior so dear.
"Just arise and go to the city, Saul.
What you shall do will be made clear."

Saul became an apostle of Christ.
His name was changed from Saul.
He became a preacher of the Gospel,
And his name was changed to Paul.

A glory light shining from Heaven
May not shine down on me or you,
But just as Jesus came to save Paul,
He came to seek and save us too.

This poem was a finalist in the December 2016 poetry contest

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