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The Glory Has Departed?
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By James Pemberton
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The Glory Has Departed...”

Before the next church service
you attend gets started.
Perhaps on the door should read;
God's glory has departed.”

Many come on Sunday morning
and don't even know.
That's God's glory left such
a long time ago.

Many build their Sunday experience
on “past traditions.”
Built on man-made rules and
false expectations.”

They don't want to hear the gospel—
it may offend.”
Their pastor no long preaches
on what the Bible says is sin.

Some have been going to
 church for many years.
Still looking for teachers
with “itching ears.”

The true presence of God
is no longer there.
It's no longer found in their
 worship or prayer.

God's judgement shall begin
 at this very place.
It hasn't happened yet, because of
his unfailing grace.

If God's presence has been left
from your life as well,
Remember his love for you
will never, never fail.

Seek his awesome presence
each day that you live.
He gave his son for you—
what more could he give?

Hunger for his glory in your
life this very hour.
And be renewed by his word
and life-changing power!

By Jim Pemberton  © 2008

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Submitted: Monday, March 3, 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2008

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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