Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?
This Sunday begins a series which we’re calling "Dr. Seuss and God". With the month of August heralding school starting again (yes, it's that time!) we thought it would be fun to look at some writings from one of the most popular children's authors. Dr. Seuss (actually Theodor Seuss Geisel) dedicated himself to writing simple, entertaining and thoughtful poems that used basic words children would understand. But every once in a while, Dr Seuss would introduce what some people would consider nonsense words – like in his poem about the Zoad in the Road. But apparently, even this apparent non-sense word was deeply researched. Apparently, “Zoad” came from a Greek word that meant “stair step” or “ladder”... indicating a device people would use to get somewhere. It's still summer, so service is shorter-- JOIN US!
"The Zoad in the Road"-
"The Places You'll Go"- Dr. Seuss once wrote a poem entitled: “The Places You’ll Go” And part of it goes like this: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
"Have You Tasted My Jesus?"--"Green Eggs and Ham" may be a Children’s book, but it’s main character has a lot to say about effective witnessing for Christ.
"Turtle Top Theology" --One of Dr. Seuss’s more famous poem is called “Yertle the Turtle” “ On a far away island of Salamasond, Yertle the turtle was king of the pond.
"Tongue-Twister Theology"--"Fox in Sox" is one of my niece's favorite books--its uniqueness lies in the fact that it features 2 main characters Mr. Fox and Mr. Knox who converse almost entirely in densely rhyming tongue-twisters. It's about the opposite approach to keeping it simple...
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Rev. Sarah S. Wimberley