mercy basket

Acts 9:25 “But his followers took him [Saul] by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.” (NIV)*


My, how things have changed.

There you are

dropping to the ground,

dangling in a mercy basket–

spared by those you once persecuted.


One encounter with Light,

and you’re no longer the same.

God’s chosen instrument,

blinded so you could see, now–

a world changing escapee.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


Acts 9:15 “…This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel.” (NIV)*

Read the full story of Saul’s escape from his new enemies in Acts 9:1-25 in the June 13th reading of The One Year Bible.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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