Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Church & the church

The word for this week's One Word at a Time blog carnival is: Church.

In the church I first felt cheated
In The Church I first met Jesus
In the church I first felt hated
In The Church I first knew Love

In the church I felt death
In The Church I found Life
In the church I was imprisoned
In The Church I found freedom

The Church leads to Jesus
the church leads to hell
The Church; the bride of Christ
the church; the bride of satan

The Church wept when He died
the church had Him crucified

the church is tidy
The Church is messy
the church is pretty outside
The Church is beautiful inside

The Church is light shining in darkness
the church is darkness pretending to be light

The Church; people seeking a Savior.
the church; people seeking behavior.

8 comments:

Glynn said...

Nice, Doug. You summarized it all in a few (poetic) lines.

Bridget Chumbley said...

Doug, this was a great way to read about the church.
It summarizes it simply and poetically... thanks for posting!

S. Etole said...

Well done.

Denise said...

Such a well written poem, be blessed.

nAncY said...

hi doug,

it is no wonder how we can easily be led astray if we are not listening to the Holy Spirit.

good words here for thought.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

No wonder the world's confused when they look at the church.

O Church! Rise up to your calling as His bride!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Again ... so, so, so very blessed by your insights.

Merry Christmas, my friend.

Phoenix-Karenee said...

Well put. I like how clear and concise you made it.