Have You Tasted My Jesus? (3 of 5) by Jeff Strite

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Have You Tasted My Jesus? (3 of 5)
Series: Dr. Seuss And God
Jeff Strite
2 Timothy 4:1-8

OPEN: Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham is a long repetitious children's poem that ends this way:
For about the 20th time Sam-I-Am asks:
"You do not like green eggs and ham?"

To which his friend replies:
"I do not like them, Sam-I-am."

Sam-I-am: "Could you, would you, with a goat?"

Friend: "I would not, could not. with a goat!"

Sam-I-am: "Would you, could you, on a boat?"

And in frustration the friend continues:
"I could not, would not, on a boat. I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain. I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree! Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there. I do not like them ANYWHERE!
I do not like green eggs and ham!
I do not like them, Sam-I-am."

Sam-I-am: "You do not like them. SO you say. Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may I say."

Friend: "Sam! If you will let me be, I will try them. You will see.
Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat! And I would eat them with a goat...
And I will eat them in the rain. And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree. They are so good so good you see!
So I will eat them in a box. And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house. And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there. Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!
I do so like green eggs and ham! Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am."

APPLY: As a parent, I've read that story many times to my kids. They never seemed to grow tired of it as they grew up.
But I did!
It was always a fairly boring story. Over and over and over again Sam-I-Am repeated the same phrase again and again. The only difference in his appeals was that he would ...


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