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
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.