Apostolic Lodgings

Paul dwelt... in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him.― Acts 28:3030And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, (Acts 28:30)
TWO houses art thou given wherein to dwell;
Happy art thou, if both thou usest well.
To one thou climbest high, with willing feet,
Above the world, thy risen Lord to meet.
The other to the busy street stands open free,
That sin-sick men may come to meet with thee.
The breath of Heaven thy "upper room" delights;
Thy "hired house" the groans of earth invites.
So with a dual grace thy life is crowned:
Communion pure, and sympathy profound;
Love to thy Lord, and love to all around.