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Inside Out

What if everything you learned in church

To give, not to receive

To love with unreserved hearts

And set the captives free

Was bottled up inside your mind

Penned in by four square walls

And nothing good could come of it

For no one heard the call

To take the Gospel far and wide

And down your very street

To urban hubs and junkyard slums

For everyone you meet

Would not the world be brighter

As the joy of Christ was spread?

Would not some hearts to turned from sin

To live by grace instead?

I couldn’t help but wonder

As I gazed at lighted steeple

If the people inside that church

Knew that church was for the people

So with open hearts we’ll open doors

To take Christ’s message out

So that all good inside the church

Is now turned

Inside out

Photos courtesy of Tim Mossholder and Mohammad Ali Jafarian on Unsplash

Editor

Abundant Home is designed to highlight God's love for us through family relationships. Our first relationship is with Jesus Christ, who promises, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10).

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