Colin Jooste, Observatory
With heaven as my ultimate destination, I shall on the day of Confirmation
Become responsible for the holy vow
Under which my parents for fifteen years had to humbly bow.
Since Sunday School already has been my preparation
For this heavenly and eternal qualification
Thanks to my first evangelist, my mother
And patient teachers who cared, about me, to bother!
The holy vow I make is a manifestation
Of unfeigned faith through many a Christian generation;
Fearlessly verbalised by young lions of their firm intent
Their deep love for God to unambiguously cement!
By the powers vested in God’s servant, my consecration
Will open the floodgates to blessing and my final installation
As a worthy bridal soul for Christ’s return
The glorious day of the First Resurrection for which my heart doth yearn!
Renouncing Satan and all his works and ways
Not only at the altar but also in the coming days;
Surrendering myself to the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Supported by loyal brethren and the heavenly host;
In belief, obedience and the earnest resolution
To remain faithful to God until that wedding reception!