God’s relentless pursuit of us knowing Him!
This is based off the book by Dr. Seuss “Green Eggs and Ham”. I first head the message: “Green eggs and God” By Addison Bevere. (Click on title “Green eggs and ham” to hear the message) I was VERY inspired when I heard the message. I’ve always heard and read the book: Green eggs and Ham” but I never looked at it from God’s point of view.
After hearing the message, I sent out to get the book myself and got it from the library on the military base. When I started reading it, The scripture that came to my mind was: Psalm 34:8– “O Taste and see that the Lord (Our God) is good!…” This story is about a character name sam I am tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is indeed, a delicious meal to be enjoyed everywhere and in every way.
This story just reminded me of just how God is relentless in His pursuit of us knowing Him. If you haven’t read the book, below is a video about the book.
The Message version of Psalm 34:8 says: “Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see, how good God is…” How I seen it is… In the story Sam I am is a representation of God, In His pursuit of us “Tasting and seeing how good God is” This reminded me of how I came into knowing Jesus Christ for myself. Through out my life, God, in subtle ways, offered the opportunity for me to know Him, but just like the guy in the book, I said NO every time, Until one day I said Yes and from that point on, I enjoyed the ride of knowing him every day!
Relentless means: Steady and persistent. In 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promises, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
At the end of the book the guy tries the Green eggs and ham and ends up liking it and begins to tell Sam I am that “I will Enjoy it in every where and in every way” that’s how I feel, the testimony of how good God has been in my life, I just want to share and spread the news. He thanks him for giving him the opportunity to try the green eggs and ham and I thank God everyday that I know HIM in my life, I’m growing and learning everyday!