21 January, 2007

Bible Study: Romans in Sonnet Form

Everything you ever needed to know about Romans will not quite fit into 14 lines of 10 syllables. So, I had to use 18.

Everything still didn't quite fit. :-)

I don't know what to think about this little exercise, but it was kind of fun. I figure everyone else is summarizing the book in more helpful ways, so I doubt I hurt anything by coming out of left field (again.)

As usual, I really liked the funny insights I get while trying to make things fit into 10 syllables. For Romans 6, I wrote this:
He bathed in death that you might rise up free
You drowned but rose, for holiness you're meant


I liked seeing baptism as more than a 1 second dip into death. He stayed under those waters for more than two days, and we were in Him the whole time. I don't know that it was profound, but it was a blast to picture.

FWIW, it's up at Timeless Prayer right now.

Other BTWs:
We are finally receiving our first 1/4 inch of snow. 2 inches is predicted, so I figure we ought to get at least 1/2 inch, and I figure I won't be hitting tennis balls this afternoon after all. It's about time.

My little hymn based on 1 Tim 3:16 didn't make much of an impression. :-( It's the downside of putting your heart into things that you hope they are enjoyed. Oh well.

Everyone was nervous about Federer facing Djokovic, but 3 sets later, Fed moves on. Wish I could see some of these matches, but they are all on at 3:00 AM, and I'm not man enough to be missing sleep right now.

Lord bless you all,

5 comments:

Milly said...

We had a man that believed you needed to be held down until you could see the light. I actually saw someone start to thrash around. My daughter was freaked for a while over baptisms. She's good now that her daddy has done it.



He bathed in death that you might rise up free
You drowned but rose, for holiness you're meant

Good picture

My little hymn based on 1 Tim 3:16 didn't make much of an impression.

It did on the one that counts. I liked it too. ;-}

Yea you got the snow! We only had some flurries and honestly I’m kind of happy about that one.

Sorry about you not watching tennis. What were they thinking showing it when you were getting your beauty sleep!

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Patchouli said...

The Bible in Sonnets--I think it has a nice ring to it.

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