The Other Side of the Church

By Elaine Masiello

I don’t know you very well.

You’re always doing something.

Me, too.

But I do know you.

I see you across the room.


Just a glance, and my heart is your heart.

We are both strong warriors,

Fighting the same battle.

We are on the same side,

Even though we are on

Opposite sides of the room.


Just one glance,

Tired in the trenches, but having on the

Whole armor of God.

We will win souls for Jesus because

The one true God, the Savior Jesus Christ

Is our Commander in Chief.


Adversity makes us stronger.

We will stand tall because God knows all.

I know you, Sister,

Across the battlefield.

On the other side of the church.