Where the Church Casts its Shadow

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Where the Church Casts its Shadow

How perfect, how pretty, how stunningly white

The new fallen snow just lights up the night

As silvery moon beams glow achingly bright

O’er the street where the church casts its shadow.

 

A meeting of remnants that make up the flock

Got started as stated at seven o’clock

But why do so few still flee to the Rock?

And meet where the church casts its shadow?

 

The pastor has labored and prayed for success

That its families attend to his sacred address

And by their revival, a new spirit possess

And share where the church casts its shadow.

 

Unseen by the members all absent that night

Was a Hovering Spirit about to alight,

For many, the doors to their hearts were locked tight

And no light came to brighten their window. 

 

Another church filled with strife and debate

Stalled and withstood until finally too late

And by dark decision, made the latter rain wait;

And we still seek God in that shadow.

 

And yet, some dare dream of that prophesied shower

When we shall receive of promised new power

While absenting ourselves from the soul searching hour;

How shall we ever escape from our shadow?

 

As the Teacher of Righteousness knocks at the door

Will we grieve Him away as so many before?

Or will we meekly confess,  and humbly implore

Till His glory through us lifts all shadow?

 

Then with each sin-stained robe made bright snowy white

We too may glow in the dark moral night;

And that glory allow others to see Jesus aright,

While His Spirit on us doth o’ershadow.


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sk commented on Where the Church Casts its Shadow

04-19-2010

Loved this; Your eloquence is impressive, in a subject matter that few want to think about, much less address....however the day will come when every knee will bend, every head will bow and every tongue confess....Jesus is Lord! Wonderful write about an inescapable truth.

HarverTomsson

04/30/2010

Good to see you got your computer connection working again! Hope averyone is well. Harv

aggieprof commented on Where the Church Casts its Shadow

12-30-2009

Beautifully done. I love the design and rhymming of this piece. I particularly like the first verse and the repettion of the last line in the next two verses. Excellent work.

HarverTomsson

12/30/2009

Thanks Bob, best regards for your health and happiness in the New Year. HT

icu2 commented on Where the Church Casts its Shadow

12-28-2009

This is so beautiful. So descriptive, and clear. You have a winner here, I believe. Wonderful job.

HarverTomsson

12/28/2009

Thank you for your words of appreciation. HT

Marsink commented on Where the Church Casts its Shadow

12-28-2009

You have elegantly addressed the body to be seeking the only one to absolve us of our shadowy nature, for in Him is no darkness at all. A great inspirational exhortation to wake up! Thank you for your poetic perseverance to give eloquence to this often ignored matter!

HarverTomsson

12/28/2009

PTL, and see you in church. Especially the midweek offerings. HT

bloomingsun commented on Where the Church Casts its Shadow

12-28-2009

Love the message and the form of this. Indeed, "why do do few still flee to the rock?" The way to combat the darkness is with His light... we all need that. Love'd this, very well crafted!

HarverTomsson

12/28/2009

Maybe they have lost their sense of need? thanks for your comments. HT

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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