This blog’s name I found in Zechariah 1:8. It is a prophetic vision given to Zechariah, where he sees a rider on a red horse standing between the myrtle trees. This rider is followed by three other riders on another red horse, a sorrel horse and a white horse. These riders are riding throughout the world, reporting the state of the world to the Lord. Why am I choosing the Sorrel Horse? The White Horse belongs to the King (Revelations) Who I am not. I am an introvert, it is much easier for me speaking my mind electronically than in real life- I am not a strong leader, so I do not wish to be the first red horse. But to go for a ride through the world… Bring it on!
I am a pastor in a traditional Reformed Church in rural South Africa. Trapped in a small, conservative town, this is my longing to sometimes have a chat with people around the world. To dream dreams of visiting far off places, eating the cuisine of exotic places, and hearing the thoughts of other cultures. This blog is my personal opinions, and some of my experiences in life. I love the Rider metaphor, as I owned a black horse when at school. I am a passionate Biker (motorcyclist) and also am the slowest cyclist in my town, but competes yearly in the Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town, the largest timed Cycle race in the world with more than 36000 competitors in a single race on the second Sunday in March.
I am also an official Peregrino, completing the Camino de Santiago in 2011 and earning my Campostelo, for 317 km from Léon to Santiago in 17 days. And how I long to go back and do the whole Camino Frances!
I do not intend to offend anyone with this blog, I just need some space to be myself, and share a little bit of my life with my friends around the world.
So lets ride!
PS. I like my Bike! 2000 BMW R 850 R – The perfect Allrounder?
PPS. PLEASE remember English is a second language for me, and I do not live in a part of South Africa where it is often heard. The people around here only uses English for self defense…
PPS. I am just no good with AWARDS, being an introvert it is so difficult to try and find other bloggers who have not yet been nominated for that specific award… I do not mind sharing the 7/15/ 99 truths about myself, it is just so hard to nominate someone else… I would love a Freshly Pressed one day, though…