Poetry

When Revival Comes

empty church

When revival comes

the church pews will be empty

and the altar filled

with tear-stained carpet

of men and women repenting.

When revival comes

it likely won’t be

with the sound

of a mighty rushing wind,

but it will be found

in sharing the gospel

with an unbelieving friend.

When revival comes

The homeless find shelter

The hungry are fed

The hurting have hope

because God’s people

no longer walk in apathy

but in humility

putting others’ needs

above their own.

When revival comes

we will be doers

of the Word

not just hearers.

We will daily deny ourselves

pick up our cross

not caring the cost

and follow Christ.

When revival comes.