ODE TO THE MAP

Bible

But still I believe the Bible, God’s Holy Word, holds the key to eternal life.  It presents our need, and offers to lead; we need to read and heed.  So I post a poem from a couple of years ago, Ode to the Map.

The Book holds the legend –

Mapping earth’s journey.

Choose “life” not “death” it says,

And hands to you the key.

Follow the Single Lane, it says

While holding up its signs:

Yield, Detour, Stop, and Go.

Stay alert as you follow –

There’s crossroads along the way,

Inviting the tourist in sublime deceit,

to stumble and to sway.

For some the route is long, some short;

Some roads treacherous, some secure.

Follow the Map to your destination

Eternal Life is sure.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to ODE TO THE MAP

  1. oneta hayes says:

    This is the first paragraph that was on this post. I cannot edit. I don’t know why it did not print; it shows up on the editor. Anyway the post should include the following. I will continue to try to edit.

    When I wrote Red Velvet Bible a few days ago I told you I would read and report.  I finished it last night.  It was a very short saga of a Bible which had the affect of changing the lives of a little girl, brother, teacher, neighbor, mother is a sweet sugary way.  We Christians have become jaded to the ease of the life changing effect of the Bible.  Although the man of the house could see it’s effects, he would let it have no effect on him.  Quite stereotyped.  Reading it showed me how skeptical I have become when it comes to presenting the salvation gospel to others.  

  2. Faye says:

    Received today two identical posts from you – however only one would open so all is well. Great poem and so true. Thank you.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I tried kept trying to get it to post the beginning paragraph even to going to an entirely new “add” post. It wouldn’t do it. I’m stumped. I wanted to report on the Red Velvet Bible.

  3. Faye says:

    The early Christians would also have struggled with trying to present the Word. Thank God for Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit ……now for us…..Its Spirit, Word, and God’s Presence in us and through us. Now the WORD is really alive though our lives. Again Thank you for sharing and inspiration.

    • oneta hayes says:

      The word is alive and sharper than a two edged sword. Thankfully it is not hindered by man. It is effective if it is read. Bye for a while. I’m going to church. 😀

  4. atimetoshare.me says:

    Thanks for your wisdom!

  5. Dawn Marie says:

    Your post reminds me of a verse from a well known musical. We indeed have a road-map for living…and I continue to pray that all may choose to use it!!
    Hugs & Blessings dear friend!!

    And so it must be, and so it is written
    On the doorway to paradise
    That those who falter and those who fall
    Must pay the price!
    Les Miserables

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