Animated Reading: Chapel of My Heart

This week we launch our fifth animated reading. The next five weeks of blog posts will draw from themes in this poem.  If you like the video, please share with others.


 

Chapel of My Heart

As a child I was told

Words of truth I took as gold,

“Jesus Christ died for me.”

He alone was all my need.

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To my room I would go;

I’d talk to God and share my woes.

I was so in love with Him

My heart would soar as I’d let Him in.

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My special fort, my hideaway

Where only He and I could play.

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A time that’s spent with You alone,

A holy place that is my own

Where You and I are set apart …

In the chapel of my heart.

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Things got older, life got fast,

My special place a refuge past.

In my desire to succeed,

Instead of Him, I trusted me.

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Clouds of confusion settled in,

Anxious mist did descend.

There I sat, alone and afraid,

Empty and spent was the price I’d paid.

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Then my God reminded me

Of that place that used to be.

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A time that’s spent with You alone,

A holy place that is my own

Where You and I are set apart …

In the chapel of my heart.

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This special place is now my life,

Absence long results in strife.

In this chapel true life is found.

Yes, in the chapel is holy ground.

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There is a place that I can go

Where the winds of life can never blow.

There I’m safe and tucked away …

I close my eyes and begin to pray.

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A time that’s spent with You alone,

A holy place that is my own

Where You and I are set apart…

In the chapel of my heart.


This poem (by David Trementozzi and Bob & Sheri Marino) has been adapted from the poem by the same name in, David Trementozzi, Light for the Dark Night: Embracing a Heart of Holy Desperation (Maitland, Fl.: Xulon, 2005).

 

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Author: David Trementozzi

David Trementozzi is married to his wife, Emily and they have three children—Judah, Kaleb, and Halle. David likes to write on topics related to Christian faith and their contemporary theological relevance. He has a B.A. in Psychology (Messiah College), Masters of Divinity, and Ph.D in Theology (Regent University). David is currently a professor of Theology at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. To learn more about David, go to the About David page above.