My Church is made of empty pews
Yes, that’s right, It’s true
And if you were to be honest you would say the same thing too.
Because the last I checked, its plain to see
The gaping holes that stare at you where the next warm body should be
And why aren’t they here!? We shout at the righteous attendees
As for us and our houses, we serve The Lord fully.
And you know, I can’t blame them.
Amen and amen!
Afterall, they don’t see from God’s point of view
When He says My church is made of empty pews
The single mother who felt she was never welcome in the presence of the holy
The teenager who heard one thing, saw another and realised this might be phony
The singleton who tired of trying to find their one and only and there is nothing like a room full of perfect couples to make you feel so lonely.
The mother who weeps at the loss of her child and would rather stay alone
The child who just discovered what it’s like to get attention and finally feel that they belong…..away from home
The old man whose heart is on fire but his legs have turned to stone
The former leader, disgruntled and frustrated, the playa who can’t keep his hands out the cookie jar
The uninvited neighbor sitting at home, the longing soul that looks from afar.
The scared, the angry, the curious, the poor, and certainly the many, many more.
Open your eyes and you will see them next to you
The people who fill the empty pews.
Why can’t we see them, all we see is hot air.
Like the words out of our mouths to be fair.
Because each empty pew is a child of God who could have been there.
So instead of casting that judging stare at that empty chair
See it as your opportunity to care.
The empty pews are members if we care enough to share
……His point of view
My church is made of empty pews……
But His church is full
Photo Credit – empty pews on easter day by andrewspear