Monday, April 23, 2007

church moment

someone recently said to me
the people
formerly known as the congregation
have left the building
well
perhaps that is true a lot of the time
however
I was with some people
in a building yesterday
and we had church
we were the church
imperfect yes
but church nonetheless
the worship was stunning
the message was challenging
communion was real
there was a waiting for God
and everyone felt the weight of the wait
babes played quietly on the floor
there was a wind
a hot wind
and not all the wind was outside
when no one gets up to leave
you know God is in the house
when I came home
I was full
for the first time in a very long time

3 comments:

myrrha said...

...sigh...
and yesterday, in a warm church where many gathered to worship and hear the message...
my soul got itchy
and while the pastor preached on and on
before i might stand up and scream:
i got up and went home
and had
church

dan h. said...

Hi Andrea,
I don't even remember how I got to your blog. I think from a comment you left on someone else's blog. But... I LOVE your writing. Especially this one. Do you mind if I post it on my blog? If so, let me know.
And thank you. Please keep writing!

Andrea said...

hello Dan
thank you for your generous comments-
I continue to be astounded that anyone would read my stumbling words and actually find any value in them - please be free to use them as you will - as long as Jesus
is seen and heard