The Old Abandoned Churches of New England

I see a church whose fiery fathers

Lit the hearts of their congregation

A space once filled with huddled

Zealous hearts

Masses

Desperate

For their Savior

Week after

Life-giving Week

He was preached

………………………………………………………

Somewhere the lines were twisted

Point of views in time and life

Were shifted

When traditions and those who held them

Started dying

Softened truths crept into hearts

Fake prophesies,

Lost prophets,

Saints once kindred,

Now dispirited.

…………………………………………………..

The old New England Churches

Now stand monumental

To the church family’s dysfunction

We pray for the return of

Her function and her form.

Her Savior’s message –

The sinner reborn

……………………………………..

Spirit soar and breathe

Air of life

Through new voices

Kindle these infant amber embers

Set your city on a hill

Send a pillar of flames

Burning despite the puddles

of the sweat of the saints

Bring to her families,

Friends,

Immigrant,

Lost,

All who seek their perfect crutch

Rescue her old but steady bones

And place her feet back on the Cornerstone!

 

Photo Credit: Ivey Rhodes

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