Written by Zammie King
The church is more than a building
where we sing songs about the cross,
grab a seat,
hear a lesson,
and sit unscathed in the pews next week.
The church is us.
The world is getting darker;
we cannot afford to settle for
nominal Christianity anymore.
He is knocking on our doors and
it is time to answer.
Time to have His words be more than anthems
ushered in desperation on Sunday mornings.
It is time for us to live the word
written in our hearts
and quit being like the older brother—
for though He didn’t run off like the prodigal
his soul was just as dead.
What good is a candle that has no fire?
What good is a light that cannot illuminate darkness?
What good is a church so comfortable in its old ways
it is unwilling to change?
Hearts are hurt,
souls are lost.
It is time for us to not just attend
but become the church.