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Friday, 9 June 2017

Ark-eology


This poem was written as a rap song back in the days when I was in the res at varsity. I was a member of the spiritual care committee of the house and was given the story of Noah to prepare as a Bible Study. As I was also a member of a drama group on campus, I asked a couple of my drama buddies to perform the rap with me, instead of the more mundane reading of the story, followed by questions and answers. I don't think the target audience was quite ready for this, but we all had a great time.

Ark-eology

God had a plan with the ancient world
He made it into a big round mould
He sat back and smiled at a job well done
Along comes Satan and he spoils the fun

Noah's time was a big disaster
People didn't heed the voice of the Master
Genesis six tells us the story
of how God saw the world and how He felt sorry

He decided to wipe the people from the earth,
when He noticed Noah and He saw a new birth.
God signed the blueprint for a total destruction,
then He wrote the plot for a new redemption.

Noah built an ark, forty-five feet high
Then he entered in and waved the people goodbye
God opened the taps in an abundant way
and "swem Jannie swem" was in the order of the day

Now what can we learn from such a bad ending?
That God saved the world from a danger pending.
But how can you say a thing like that?
He actually let them burn in their fat.

He did this in order to save all men.
Yes, every single last one of them.
He knew that they would live in sin
So He wiped them out, so He could start again.

Now I understand what you're trying to say.
If God didn't do it we would go astray
With Noah alone the only righteous one
The days of goodness was as good as gone.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

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