THE HOUSE BEHIND THE WEEDS......

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by tonakay, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. tonakay

    tonakay New Member

    Just two little boys...
    Walking down a dusty lane.
    They came upon this old white house
    With broken window panes.

    The paint was faded, the shine was gone ...
    The grass had grown so high
    Still they turned their little feet.
    To see what was inside.

    They opened up the squeaky door.
    And then it came to light ..
    This must have been an old church house ...
    Once upon a time.

    Dirty, dusty wooden pews ..
    A pulpit that still stood ..
    A bible laid upon it
    Though the pages weren't too good.

    An offering plate and song books too ..
    Were lying on the floor
    They must have left this old church fast
    The day they closed these doors.

    And over in the corner ...
    A piano was still there ..
    It must have played a pretty tune ...
    But I guess nobody cared.

    So little Bill looked up at Tommy
    And Tommy looked at Bill
    Why don't we clean this old church up,
    and get these old pews filled?"

    They took a rag and wiped the dust.
    To try and make things shine...
    And then they took the offering plate
    And put in it their last dime.

    They took a broom and swept the floor ..
    And picked up broken glass...
    They got it all so nice and neat
    And then they mowed the grass.

    They lifted up the old church sign.
    And stood it by a tree
    Right down by that old dirt road.
    Where everyone could see.

    They ran back home, to find Daddy gone
    But their Momma was inside...
    Just to find her hurt again
    Where Daddy had made her cry.

    "Don't cry Momma, wipe those tears,"
    Little Bill and Tommy smiled
    "Cause we have a big surprise for you
    Just down the road a mile."


    Hand in hand they tugged at her
    Until they made her run ...
    "What is it Bill, Oh Tommy,
    Just what have you two kids done?"

    And then they came upon the house
    Once hidden by the weeds
    And there it stood a country church.
    Just like it used to be.

    "But what is it, Mother? What's with your tears?
    We thought this would bring you joy."
    "Yes, but hush kids now and listen close ...
    My two sweet precious boys."

    They both got quiet and stood real still ...
    For the words they heard so true.
    Was Daddy praying in the church.
    With his head bowed on the pew.

    "Forgive me Lord! Forgive me Lord!
    Though I'm not worthy of Your love...
    Shine down on this sinner man
    Sweet Salvation from above."

    "For I've been out in the world, You know
    Living my life all wrong ..
    Until I came upon this church;
    The place where I belong."

    "I never noticed it before ...
    All those times I passed it up
    guess I wasn't looking, Lord
    Or maybe I was drunk."

    "Bless oh Lord, yes, bless oh Lord.
    The one who made me see ...
    This little church that used to hide ...
    Behind all those tall weeds."

    And then he raised his head and stood ...
    With his hands high in the air
    To find two, dirty, tear-faced boys ...
    With Momma standing there.

    They ran up to him, hugged him tight ..
    As their tears fell on the floor.
    "Don't worry kids, I'm not the Dad,
    the one you've known before."

    Things are different for us now ...
    So keep on those pretty smiles ...
    And let's go gather people in.
    To walk down these church aisles."

    Then Bill looked up at Tommy
    And Tommy looked at Bill ...
    "Come On brother, let's get to work ...
    To get these old pews filled."

    "For we need no special blessing.
    For cleaning up this church
    Cause, God gave us back our Daddy.
    And that's more than gold is worth."

    Sunday morning, pews all filled
    And smiles on every face
    Especially two little country boys ...
    The ones who found this place.

    Though it was hid back in the weeds.
    And so far out of sight
    Nothing's ever hard to find
    If you're walking toward God's light.

    1 John 1:7 "We walk in the light as He is in the light, we have Fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son Cleanses us from all sin."



    Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did,
    God bless,
    Tona
    [This Message was Edited on 09/14/2006]
  2. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    I just wanted to say....Thank you for this!

    It was a ray of hope for our lost ones. I too have shed a tear...but, I can see the faith that I need to have by reading this.
    May God bless you!

    Love.....Mari
  3. kgangel

    kgangel New Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful heartfelt post

    May God continue to be with you and bless you


    hugs
    kgangel
  4. tlayne

    tlayne Member

    I needed a good cry, and a renewal of hope! May God bless you for sharing! Love, Tam
  5. tonakay

    tonakay New Member

    I got this in an email and it really touched my heart, that's why I shared it here.

    God bless and I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
    Hugz,
    Tona
  6. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Hi Tona - This is so beautiful.....Thank You for sharing this with us.

    Hope you have a great week too.

    Love & Hugs!
    carolin
  7. LindaH

    LindaH New Member

    Tona, I just loved this. Thanks a bunch!

    Linda