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Hear The Word Of The Lord

 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth,
 It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish
 what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which
 I sent it.  Isaiah 55:11 NKJV


While searching for shells and sand dollars
Along the ocean shore
I chanced to find a tiny church
With a broken, hanging door

All the windows were long since gone
I found not a single pane
But I stepped inside to offer a prayer
As day began to wane

I prayed, Father God, where are they
Who used to pass this way
Are they worshiping You elsewhere
Or been called home with You to stay

What of those who came here
But never were sincere
In why they chose to come at all
Since their ears seemed not to hear

For those who chose to follow Christ
Baptized in His Holy Name
I thank You for their salvation
Because their lives were never the same

Now, Lord, I must wonder
Why they closed the door
Of this tiny broken down church
Along the ocean shore

Curtis Moorman
23 September 2011

For the Church by the Ocean contest

Copyright © Curtis Moorman

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  1. Date: 10/5/2011 9:59:00 PM
    A great take on the contest Curtis. Congratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 9:42:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, Curtis. Congrats on your win. Kim

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 5:24:00 PM
    Congrats Curtis on an exciting win with this wonderful piece of poetic art my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 1:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine win in Constance's "Church by the Ocean" Contest, Curtis. Annalise

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 10:40:00 AM
    Liked this one Curtis. Congratulations

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 8:28:00 AM
    I enjoyed this poem and am glad that you won.

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 5:54:00 AM
    How many times does the simple of act of gathering sea shells draw one into another more captivating activity? This was a nice opener to your the rhyming thru out....the lesson of those who came and yet heard nothing...followed by your line of thankfulness of the transformed lives....The end ties it all up with the inquisition of a child....why did the church close, dear Lord... Please share with me how your church or local newspaper responds to this beautiful write. Very curious. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry about the Lord. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 10/4/2011 1:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Curtis in "The Church By The Ocean" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 9:01:00 PM
    great take on the church!! well written!!

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 12:49:00 AM
    I could sit and ponder the many reasons this church could be empty but I know it's just fiction, right? This is prayerful. Reverence is your centerpiece! ( I can hear the rusty hinges squeaking back and forth). You WILL DO AWESOME COME JUDGING!! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 2:21:00 PM
    Well done Curtis. Tony

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:00:00 PM
    curtis, you have done an awesome job with this contest. It's good to see your poems again. These days I've only had time to see comments of those responding to my own poetry. I used to look at winners' lists but just don't have time any more for it. That's why you have not heard from me probably.LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:23:00 AM
    Most enjoyable writing. I was with you in that church by the shore. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 2:58:00 PM
    Happy weekend enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Curtis. Love, Carol