Shut In

Shut InInez S. Canada
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Another Easter

Christians celebrate shut in

No crowded pews or fancy dresses

No big hats and wide fans

No people barely shaking hands

No fake smiles

No B-lines to the other aisle

 

Another Easter

Christians celebrate shut in

Easier to keep secret that bosom sin

Many of us relieved to hide our pain at home

The crowds, the pretense, all gone

No need to part with hard earned money

When only the preacher man feasts on milk and honey

 

Another Easter

Christians celebrate shut in

Have we even asked Him what He’s doing?

Have we sat quietly hoping He doesn’t notice?

Have we not learned what God is teaching us?

Have we purposely buried our heads in the sand?

Have we considered that this is part of His plan?

 

Another Easter

Christians celebrate shut in

Maybe this year the church will ask why

Maybe this time we will repent and not die

Maybe this is what happens when Christ we neglect

Maybe this pause will prompt us to reflect

Maybe this time Christ we won’t reject

 

Another Easter

Christians celebrate shut in

Perhaps He has shut us in because we have shut Him out

He is no longer the reason we gather

Perhaps He has shut us in because He would call us out

From an assembly of proselytes 

To remind us He has shown us, oh man, what is right

Perhaps He has shut us in because when we were out

We were no longer His business about

                                                              

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