When we play a game of darts

We aim for the bullseye,

And focus on this target

Each and every time.

But it’s very difficult to attain

And to actually obtain same,

Regardless of how hard we try

As we hardly win the game.

Many times it’s like a blindfold

That will cover the eye indeed,

As we aim amiss and aimlessly

When we cannot clearly see.

Because this bullseye is perfection

And in reality we’re not,

And irrespective of our diligence

It’s so hard to hit this spot. 

Similarly we cannot be too loving

And we can never be too kind,

Or even much too giving

And in certain areas are blind.

We fall short in many ways

Although it grieves us when we do,

And cry to the Lord as we repent

So we can be renewed.

Perfection is our goal

To press into holiness,

To live a life of purity;

To do what we know is best.

Because it’s the inner court

Where our heart should aim to be,

Near the Holy of Holies

Of God’s pure sanctuary.

Maturity is the aim

As we grow in love and grace,

So we run to win the race

And not in second place.

The game of darts is challenging

And we so desperately want to win,

To obtain the bullseye every time

When we’re delivered from our sin.

That spot is so significant

Because it’s the centre piece,

It’s where skill and patience is combined

So we do not go amiss.

It’s like the narrow gate

When we’re focused and on track,

As we win eternal life

And where we never will look back.

Our arrows are significant

When our armor we do wear,

And we hit the bullseye every time

When we’re focused and aware.

Because our enemy will throw his darts

To destroy and to kill,

Let’s be vigilant and awake indeed

So our mission we fulfil.

(C) P.B. 2021

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”  Romans 3:23-24

“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”  Ephesians 1:4

“But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’”  1 Peter 1:15-16

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Therefore, let us, as many as are mature, have this mind.”  Philippians 3:14-15

“Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”  Ephesians 6:11

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”  Hebrews 9:14

“We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.”  Hebrews 8:1-2

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:1-2