Tuesday, April 26, 2011

a guest post.

{photo by KYGP via Bippity Boppity Boo}

Every Thursday night, I head over for dinner at my aunt and uncle's (and aunt and grandma's) house. They feed me, and in turn, I teach my younger cousin the joys of the English language. You could say it's one of my favorite days of the week.

Last week, she wrote a particularly well-done piece on a poem she'd read in literature class. She shared her reflections on faith, and we both agreed: The result was blog worthy. I promised her a little space on my corner of the internet to share her story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and I hope you'll give her a warm reception. I think we can all agree: Blogging for all the world to read is very brave indeed.


Let us die climbing. When this little while
Lies far behind us, and the last defile
Is all alight, and in that light we see
Our Leader and our Lord, what will it be?

The Last Defile 

In class, we read “The Last Defile,” by Amy Carmichael. The poem was about life to death, and what we think Heaven will be like. “The Last Defile” really made me think about the Christian journey.

As people on earth, we are followers of Christ. Followers are believers and servants. We're brothers and sisters in Christ who believe in the same God, and we're servants who share the good news by doing good work in the name of Him.Being with fellow Christians can help you and help them in their spiritual walk with God. Sometimes bad things happen, and being with others can be uplifting. God is with you all the time. He always knows when you need a hand.

Life is short, but that can’t stop us from sharing God’s word to others. If someone is struggling, you can pray with and for them. Also, you can share some Bible verses with someone who would like to be a believer. Bringing someone to know Him is the best thing you can do.

When we die, we will wait for judgment day. Judgment day will tell you if you are going to be with Him in Heaven or go to live with Satan. Living with God in heaven will be an eternal life. I hope that others will share His word, so we can all be together.

I am a sheep and the Lord is my shepherd. So love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.


You can find Caroline's other musings and her own blog, here. My favorite post she's written (also a school assignment) can be found here.


Anonymous said...

love it! thanks fuzzie. :-)

Jennifer said...

This is great! She is a talented writer. I love that portion of Amy's poem and her commentary.