What is a church?

(not a building)
That place of stone with vaulted ceilings high,
and spire that points up to the sky
may sober and subdue our mood,
but will not of itself give warmth and food
to help our spirit’s sadness,
or lift our hearts in gladness,
and worship to the King.

If there, or in a country hut
there gather those whose joy is great,
(and love), to pause and listen to a liberating word,
then that can touch us, spirits helped and stirred.

That ‘church’ word doesn’t really mean a place,
or building, but the people drawn by grace
to follow, hear and worship and believe,
– the people, family who choose to leave
the path that walks away from Him,
and everywhere they go they praise their King.

and when they meet together on this earth,
their company will always be a place of worship and of worth.

“Greet also the church that meets at their house.” Romans 16:5
“To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those every where who call on the name of our Lor Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:2