Beautiful People


Truly beautiful people like you
Are those who knows defeat,
suffering, struggles and loss
But they found their way out of it
by the grace of God’!

They have an appreciation,
a sensitivity
an understanding of life,
filling them with compassion,
gentleness and love.
They are NOT born that way,
They are formed that way
by the Potter’s loving hand!

© Thomas Dreyer

Preserving The Unity of Love


Be always happy with your wife
The only one you married when you were young.
She is beautiful and graceful;
you should be attracted to her
staying deeply in love.

Do not ever allow worry and fear between you,
but speak words of truth and Compassion
for Worry is a heavy burden,
but a kind word always brings cheer.

Always answers her with words of love
especially when she ask “…do you love me”;
for giving the right word at the right time
is like precious gold set in silver making everyone happy.

Be always happy with your husband
The only one you married when you were young.
Let your love and loyalty for him
always show like a necklace,
writing them in your mind,
for love overlooks the wrongs that others do…

Remember, a woman who sells her love,
she can be bought for a little price,
so treasure your love for him,
for a simple life with love is better…
it beats a royal feast where there is hatred.

Always speak words of truth and Compassion
sharing in the love you have for one another…

Remembering the hopeful love HE bestowed upon you both,
the blessing of a future filled with hope and success.
When you worship HIM with all your heart,
Then also will HE never leave or forsake you…

©Thomas Dreyer

Kies Lewe


Elke aspek van my lewe
moet ‘n draai maak by die kruis–
daar is die vir wat ek te bang is.
En dan die wat ek liewer wil vergeet…

MAAR,

Dit wat nie aan die kruis gespyker was nie
Wel dit word net te swaar
Dis dit wat my krag en tyd leegtap.

Selfs my emosies en verhoudings
Als moet kruis toe.
Dan dra U dit saam met my…

© Thomas Dreyer

(Filippense 4:6-9.)

In Die Hemel


Ek weet jy wonder soms hoekom dinge moet gebeur
En ek weet jy’t baie vrae en jou hart is baie seer
Ek weet my plek is leeg langs jou, ek sal altyd by jou wees
As jy na my verlang, onthou, ek is by jou in die gees
My tyd op aarde is verby
My lewe is afgemeet
En ek weet jy moet agterbly
Maar ek sal jou nooit vergeet

Ek is nou in die hemel
En ek wil nêrens anders wees nie
Want hier is ek gelukkig
Hier kry ek nooit meer seer nie
Ek is nou in die hemel
En my hart is daar by jou
Nou is ek die engel wat sy vlerke om jou hou

Ek sien jou trane elke dag, ek wens ek kon dit afdroog
Ek wil nie hê jy moet huil nie want kyk, ek is daar in die reënboog
Hier sal ek altyd wag vir jou, hier in ons hemelhuis
Ek hoop jy volg die regte pad, tot hier by die kruis

My tyd op aarde is verby
My lewe is afgemeet
En ek weet jy moet agterbly
Maar ek sal jou nooit vergeet

Ek is nou in die hemel
En ek wil nêrens anders wees nie
Want hier is ek gelukkig
Hier kry ek nooit meer seer nie
Ek is nou in die hemel
En my hart is daar by jou
Nou is ek die engel wat sy vlerke om jou hou

© Juanita du Plessis

Altyd Daar


As ek vandag moet terugkyk op my lewenspad
Dan sien ek al die draaie, elke kronkelpad
Die spore van my lewe is lankal reeds bepaal
Elke tree vertel ‘n ou verhaal
Elke afdraaipaadjie sien ek duidelik raak
Maar deur dit alles Heer het U oor my gewaak
En oral in die donker het U my weer kom haal
Want U weet, elke kind kan soms verdwaal

Sonder dat ek weet het U my altyd vasgehou
En sonder dat ek weet het U genade my omvou
Al my lewensdrome het U in U hand bewaar
Liewe Heer, U was nog altyd daar

Ek sien dit in die stille waters van die see
Ek sien dit in ‘n kind se oë, sy eerste tree
Hoe kan die wat nie wil glo in ongeloof bly staar
Liewe Heer, want U was nog altyd daar

Sonder dat ek weet het U my altyd vasgehou
En sonder dat ek weet het U genade my omvou
Al my lewensdrome het U in U hand bewaar
Liewe Heer, U was nog altyd daar

© Juanita du Plessis

Closer Than A Brother


God I am confused
There are so many things
Questions… Fears…
I do not know what to do with them
– Some days it’s just too much.

I know I had to bring it all to You
Casting all my cares unto you
I threw my hands in the air
“Take it Lord, all these questions and fears…”

Then I find myself pondering on it again
digging for an answer I know does not exist

… I remember the baby You gave me
a small helpless infant crying…
A responsibility I did not understand, nor want…
So, I ignored it out of fear and ignorance.

Some seven years had gone by when I found it again
still an infant – helpless… “Who is this?” I asked.
Then I knew… I picked up this child for the first time…
I knew I had to take care of this life.

It was then that I experienced overwhelming love
…the way I had to raise this child.
And You where there every step of the way with me
Your guiding hands of love where ever I went.

Lord God I receive your overwhelming love for me
You took me out of every way of destruction
You restored me then and You are doing it yet again…

© Thomas Dreyer

 


 

Is Dit Die Seer Werd?


Dit is vyf voor vier.
Ek klim uit my motor
toe ‘n vuishou my diep binne tref;
soos vrees wat jou gryp en intrek,
maar waarom nou – is ek dan bang?

Hoe nader ek aan die voordeur kom…
soos iets wat binne in my opstaan.
Toe ek die deur binne stap –
‘n swaar donker atmosfeer verwelkom my.
Ek sien hoe haat en dood mekaar aangluur…
in die hoek sit seer, bene opgetrek
arms om die kop en bene vasgeklem
asom te sê “…dis nou genoeg…”

Ek probeer hul ignoreer,
maar kies koers na buite.
Ek druk die voordeur toe
met haat en dood kort op my hakke.
Met verligting verskuif hul blik weer na mekaar…
maar… seer, steeds inmekaar getrek in die hoek…
Ek wik-en-weeg om haar te gaan haal…

Ek besef sy sal self moet uitkom
ek stap ‘n ent verder
ek kniel by die venster en roep haar sag
niks gebeur, ek hoor net ‘n paar snikke…
Eina!
Ek voel hoe die trane van diep binne oor my wange rol

© Thomas Dreyer

 


 

The Life-Giver

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