Morning Star Poetry

Light Shall Shine Out of Darkness!


One of those listening was a woman named Lydia. She was from the city of Thyatira. Her business was selling purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to accept Paul’s message.

Acts 16:14
Hardworking one, a gentile too,
her faith still testifies.

Successful how she must have been
by selling purple dyes.

Her story told among the scrolls,
she sought the peaceful place.

By river’s edge, she led a group
to pray and seek God’s face.

Sent forth by God, Paul found her there
and shared the Gospel true.

With softened heart and opened mind
amid the Sabbath dew.

She longed to know the one true God,
for wisdom she did thirst.

In all of Europe at that time
a woman, baptized first.

Now saved by grace, she shared good news
and told of God’s own Son.

She opened up her home in love
not knowing who would come.

In fellowship, their numbers grew
across her market town.

This infant church would soon become
Paul’s loving joy and crown.

Poetry type: Hymn in Common Meter

4 responses to “Lydia”

  1. I love the story told in this simple and familiar meter.

    ‘She opened up her home with love’
    ‘not knowing who would come’

    As if saying, ‘Come to the Father. Come as you are. Come one and all.’


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