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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Church (12/06/07)

TITLE: God's House
By Marilyn Schnepp
12/09/07


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It might be called a chapel,
A cathedral or a church;
And maybe built of brick or stone
Or hued out of pine and birch.

Some have stained glass windows
That glisten in the sun
Or a tall white steeple or a cross
Or a choir that consists of one.

Of course this isn't relevant
It's what God finds within...
An atmosphere of reverence
Or a noisy, boisterous din?

I sat in church last Sabbath day
Where the members talked so loud
That my guardian angel left the scene
To wait outside on the curb..er, Cloud.

Today, I sit in that same church
But now it's deathly still
For in a coffin up in front
A body lies, so lifeless and nil.

Then suddenly I think how strange,
That today we did accord
More reverence to a man that's dead
Than to our living Lord.

Oh yes, dear friends, we do rush in
Where angels fear to tread;
We say we come to worship God
But chat with friends instead.

The angels stand in reverence
When they come before His throne;
But when God visits His House on Earth
Is this same reverence shown?

Think about it!


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Joanne Sher 12/15/07
Wow - definitely thought-provoking. I love the images and strong language you use throughout. A much-needed message for many (including me!).
Dee Yoder 12/16/07
I believe the temple of the Lord is the Christian, but some do have strong feelings about respect for God's house. Maybe if we respected the REAL house of God, we'd all be healthier!
Marita Vandertogt12/16/07
I completely and totally agree with you... good job!
Lynda Schultz 12/19/07
These four lines are like a hammer on glass: "Then suddenly I think how strange,
That today we did accord
More reverence to a man that's dead
Than to our living Lord." Nicely done.