#TheBible – Yet It Lives

Recently my family and I were in the car at a light and we saw a gentleman with a bucket collecting money.  My husband will be the first to tell you that whenever we see a homeless person, or children collecting donations or charities at the side of the road I want to stop and give at least a dollar or two.  Its just in my nature.  I’ve even given away the last bit of cash  had on me because I believe it’s what right.  I don’t do it for favor or blessings but because I would want someone to do it for me if I were in that situation.  I never think about what they plan to do with it, I just hope he helps them in some way.  This particular weekend the man with the bucket was collecting on behalf of his church – Good News Outreach in Baltimore.  We probably gave like two dollars and he hand us a flyer in return.  I am not sure were he got the poem I am about to share but I wanted to share it with you.  It’s titled The Bible – Yet It Lives and it also has a scripture at the end.

 

The Bible – Yet It Lives

 

English: Photograph of an open Bible with focu...

English: Photograph of an open Bible with focus on a verse from the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16. “For God so loved the World that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes on him should not perish but have eternal life.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Generation follows generation – yet it lives.

 

Nations rise and fall – yet it lives.

 

Kings, dictator, presidents come and go – yet it lives.

 

Torn, condemned, burned – yet it lives.

 

Hated, despised, cursed – yet it lives.

 

Doubted, suspected, criticized – yet it lives.

 

Damned by atheists – yet it lives.

 

Exaggerated by fanatics – yet it lives.

 

Misconstrued and misstated – yet it lives.

 

Ranted and raved about – yet it lives.

 

Its inspiration denied – yet it lives.

 

Yet it lives as a lamp to our feet.

 

Yet it lives as a light to our paths.

 

Yet it lives as a standard to childhood.

 

Yet it lives as a guide for our youth.

 

Yet it lives as an inspiration for the matured.

 

Yet it lives as a comfort for the aged.

 

Yet it lives as food for the hungry.

 

Yet it lives as water for the thirsty.

 

Yet it lives as rest for the weary.

 

Yet it lives as light for the heathen.

 

Yet it lives as salvation for the sinner.

 

Yet it lives as grace for the Christian.

 

To know it is to love it.

 

To Love it is to accept it.

 

To accept it means life eternal.

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Although this is titled The Bible I believe it’s about the word of God.  Have you ever read this before?  #TheBible.

 

 

 

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Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

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  1. Debra says

    Hi Nickida,
    I am thankful to find this poem “The Bible – Yet It Lives”!!!!!!
    In the early 1970’s, I was a you girl 10-12 years old. I attended a girl’s club at a local church, the club name was “Pioneer Girls”. At some point, we were given a hand written copy of this very poem, the author was “Unknown”, I placed it in my little Bible. My most cherished things went straight into my Bible!!!

    As I grew older, this poem remained with me, changing it from Bible to Bible, every time I got a new Bible. I remember the poem had become tattered and torn from taking it out a reading it so many times over the years. I taped it back together many times. Some people would simply make a new copy and start over, but not me, it was hand written and I treasured this copy and never wanted to lose it.

    Needless to say, sometime over the past 20 years, I lost it!!!! I have looked for it fervently off and on throughout the years, digging through many old Bibles that are now retired on the shelf so they don’t fall apart. I just learned how to use a computer in 2010, I have even searched for it online since then – to no avail.

    Today, I was creating a post on my ministry Facebook page, and thought, “Lord, help me remember that poem, I want to share it will my followers today”. I used the keyboard to write the title “The Bible – Yet It Lives”… that was all I could remember along with lots of “yet it lives”.

    In my dismay, the Lord told me to search on Bing for it one more time (it has been a couple years since I did a search for the poem). I went to Bing… The very first thing I clicked on was your blog and there it was, exactly as I remember it, unchanged!!!!! Still with an unknown author.

    I have copied it and created my Facebook post.

    God is so good and so faithful!!!!
    God had someone give it to you and you have unknowingly given this treasured gift back to me!!!!
    Thank you so much for creating this blog back in 2013!!!!
    Thank you Abba Father for being faithful in providing my desires as small as they sometimes are!!! ~Debra

    • says

      Hey Debra, Your comment really touched my heart. At first I though it may be spam but once I started to read it I realized that you really took the time to leave me a heartfelt comment. I am eternally grateful that you were able to share this poem with your ministry. Its a blessing to be able to share it with everyone.

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