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 made 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

I 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.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: 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. – 1 John 1:7

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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