When the Church Became a Building

When the church became a building

She forgot her founder’s call

She chose instead brick and mortar

to build herself a wall

 

The doors she built

Locked some out, others in

Proclaimed who was holy

And who was still in sin

 

She lit the candles

Said it was time to pray

Blew out the lights

Now time to go away

 

She is made of salt and light

Her stones, they are alive

You cannot keep her in a box

If she is to going to thrive

 

Her glory is far greater

Than four walls can hold

She is to be a city

Shining bright as gold

 

She is to be a healer

For weary, lost, and sore

A comfort to the broken

And oh so much more

 

When the church became a building

She made a room for strife

When outsiders didn’t fit her mold

She crushed their heart and life

 

Church you are not a building

You’re Christ’s body and His bride

You’re His hands, feet, and heartbeat

The love He cannot hide

 

© 2013 Julie Clark

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12 thoughts on “When the Church Became a Building

  1. yeah! “you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priethood…”

  2. Sarah Vidmar

    Thank you Julie. This is an amazing truthful poem that touched my heart deeply. We are his body and his bride! 🙂

  3. OH MY!!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!

  4. Beautifully written and so well stated.

  5. Thank you Michelle!

  6. I started to cry when I read this. Thank you for communicating such beautiful truth through your poetry.

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