Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Pilgrim on the Sola way

Pilgrim on the Sola way

Pilgrims walked down the mountainous road called life
Their destination: A Glorious Fellowship Party in Heaven.
However, the road forks ahead and ...
only one way goes the right way,
Not all the roads lead to Rome.
Most pilgrims carried on and took the wide way,
The easy way, or so it seemed.
Yet, A few pilgrims stopped,  looked and asked.
They asked the Ancient of Days for the ancient way
Where is the good way, the right way?
Their eyes opened to see a narrow ledge
On the side of the mountain
Jesus stood by the start of the path
Only by His Grace can you go through
And by placing your faith, in that He has done it all.
There is no space for bringing any good work
The only map-book for the journey: The Bible,
His ancient words, Yet still living and active
Sharper than anything else in the universe
The grass fades, people fade away,
Yet the Word will stand and live forever.
And when the few pilgrims get to the other side
And the myriads of faithful witnesses before them
welcome them in by the Gates of Pearls
All would be singing 
Soli Deo Gloria

Riana Odendaal
May 2015

Jeremiah 6:16; Acts 4:12; Eph 2:4-9; 1Tim 2:5-6; 2 Tim 1:9-10; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Tim 3:16-17. 1 Thesalonians, 1:17. John 14:6. 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Philippians 3: An example to follow.

As part of the bible study homework in Philippians, were asked to write a poem on chapter 3.

Here's my take on it.

Philippians 3:      An example to follow.

An example You gave us
He had everything man can wish for
To gain eternal life
In the thoughts and ways of men.
Born in the chosen nation and tribe
The law kept flawlessly
Zealous for what he does.

Then he met his Messiah
You opened his eyes
He realised he believed in lies
Confidence in self, so vain, and empty promises.
With the same zeal he had
He now follows after you
Eyes fixed on heaven
All others things counted as nothing

This is the example you wants us to follow
To keep our eyes fixed on our Messiah
Eternity burning in our hearts
And all others things counted as nothing

In light of Who you are

Riana Odendaal 
May 2015