I Saw The Church Filled Today

Dr. Terry VanBuskirk preaching tent revival South Dayton Baptist Church May 2012
Dr. Terry VanBuskirk preaching tent revival South Dayton Baptist Church May 2012

I saw the church filled today

For some dear soul had passed away

cars parked in the lot and streets

People standing in the church for there were no seats

Friends came from far and near this way

to see their friend this one last day

For in a few hours he will lay in the grave

I saw the church filled today

a groom and his bride with vows to say

two families coming together a couple uniting forever

bridesmaids and groomsmen looking their best

a groom seeing his bride knowing he is blessed

Mothers smiling one dad sighing one daddy crying


I saw a church filled today

I smell the chicken grillin'

baked beans baking cole slaw chillin'

children playing by the trees

"come and get it" is yelled,"single file please"

Lord bless this meal the pastor prays

Keep us strong through our days


I went to church early today

I needed time alone to pray

I love seeing the church family each Sunday

And visitors that come our way

but the pews are slow to fill

Another Sunday slow and still


It's not Tuesday a funeral for a friend

Nor is it Saturday with a wedding in the wind

Neither a Sunday afternoon food to eat prizes to win

It is time to preach Jesus when will you come in

Are you waiting to be fed

or see a couple wed

or see a friend that is dead

when will you come in

will you wait 'till your life's end


What will it take to fill the church

To praise God the Father

God the Son

His Spirit

The Three in One


I saw the Church fill today

yes we filled the skies

Many were left behind in their lies

The Marriage Supper The Bride The Groom

Feasting in that Heavenly room

I saw THE CHURCH filled today



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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! Well written and captivating. Oh, that the church would fill in gratitude for what Jesus has done for us all that believe and seek His favor...


carrieg 5 years ago

hi, this is so true, but I have noticed that wedding and even funerals are not being done in churches much anymore. we had my fathers memorial service in his church and after it was all done my daughter in law said that it was different but nice and I ask what she meant and she said (at the age of 27) she had never seen a funeral at a church, always been in the funeral homes. Very sad.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

What a sad thing that you wrote. The sad thing is that it's all so true. I think we all got the point.


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

Michael, Wow, that was very moving, with your writing, you did put it out in the open. Well written with truth, I am glad I stopped by!!


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

samson's1 Amen brother what a spiritual movement that could be.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

carrieg,

So true it is very sad that weddings and funerals are not in churches as much as they used to ALWAYS be


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

lifegate,

I was hoping readers would easily figure this out, I was delivering on a road that has a small church and the lot was overflowing and parking on the street. It inspired me to this hub.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

tinamarie,

I too am glad you stopped in, glad you liked this and saw the truth to it, it truly is sad the state of the church in American society.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Michael: Up and beautiful. Isn't it amazing How God can fill every seat when He is present. It is also amazing that it takes a funeral, to bring the church together with all present.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Dave,

So true about taking a funeral or special event, I am sure churches will be packed on Easter bot how about the following week.

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