Monday, September 20, 2010

What's it to ya?

Church. What exactly does that word mean to you? Is it a place you go on Sunday (or maybe twice on Sunday) and possibly once during the week as well? Is it how you refer to a group of people, a "community?" Is it a feeling? What is it exactly, to you?

I was thinking yesterday about "church." And what exactly it means to me. Is it person, place or thing? Noun, verb...or both? And I thought of this song. And I thought of you. And I thought I'd put the two here you have it. *Music Monday* and a question for you!

What is *CHURCH* to you?

This artist was one that my Sweet Hubby and I enjoyed artist uncomfortable with the attention of fans; he just wants to sing for the Lord. And if you've ever listened to his music, you know he thinks deep thoughts!

*Please scroll down and pause player before watching video*

'Cause we are all broken here
We're are all ashamed
I couldn't fool you if I wanted to
Our stories are too much the same

And what about this Jesus?
They say He drank with the poor and the blind and the lame
Do you think He'd like the songs that we sing?
Or would He feel the same as I do?
What if Sunday School was on Saturday night?

What if their heart-breaking cries of pain
Are the first hymns of tomorrow's saints?
Lyrics excerpted from On a Corner in Memphis by Todd Agnew

As an aside, if you've never listened to Todd Agnew's Better Questions CD, I highly recommend it. I plum wore that disc out - not to mention the speakers in my Beetle bug - when it came out. I still think if I were stranded on a desert island and by some miracle could take one CD (and have the means to listen to it!), this would be it! I never get tired of it!!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 NLT


nancygrayce said...

When I say my Church, I think of what the Bible calls it.....the Body of Christ. And although I know at best, I'm a little toe or a pinkie....I know I'm part of His body. I also think right away my family....Church is our family. I'm so thankful to be part of the family of God and have sisters like you!

Dawn said...

Thought provoking. Our new pastor has been hitting us every week with the fact that WE are the church when we leave the walls of the sanctuary - and as Nancy said, the "church" is my family, closer in many ways than some of my relatives, since I seem them so rarely. I don't know what people do without a "church" family.

Jody said...

Yes, all glory to God. Have a great week.