The attention of audiences have been captivated by rhythm and rhyme. Who has not appreciated the works of Dr. Seuss or listening to poems that mimic “The Night Before Christmas”? Imagine if the Bible, God’s Word, were put into that format. Would that not also capture attention? Read the following excerpt about the circumstances surrounding the death of Lazarus. Read it slowly and with care.
11:20 When the word had come to Martha
That Jesus was coming by,
While Mary stayed inside the home,
She went out to ask Him why.
11:21 “Lord, if You had been here on time,
My brother would not have died,
11:22 But I still know that God will give
Whatever You ask,” she cried.
11:23 “Your brother,” He said, “will rise again.”
She replied without question,
11:24 “I know he’ll rise on the last day,
In the resurrection.”
11:25 “I’m the resurrection and life,”
To her was His reply.
“He who believes in Me will live,
Even if he should die.
11:26 “And everyone who is alive,
And in Me their faith does cleave,
These ones will never, ever die.
Is this what you believe?”
This book is the beginning work of putting God’s Word to rhythm and rhyme. Enjoy the writings of the apostle John as you have read before but to the beat of a drum and to a sound that will impact your heart.