Looking for an easy way to teach the big idea of the Bible book called Numbers? Check out this fun poem found in a new childrens book called Hooked On The Book.
The history is that God’s people are stuck wandering in the dessert for 40 years because they didn’t listen to God and go into their Promised Land. Listen to them grumble.
IT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN 11 DAYS,
INSTEAD IT’S BEEN 40 YEARS!
A-WANDERIN’ THE DREARY DESERT,
WITH GRUMBLES, WHINES AND TEARS.
AS 2 AND 1/2 MILLION FOLK
STUCK CAMPING IN THE SAND,
WE WISH WE COULD HAVE TRUSTED GOD
TO TAKE OUR PROMISED LAND!
WE COULD BE DININ’ ON FRESH TOMATOES,
LEGUMES AND POTATO STEW,
IN CRISP CLEAN HOMES WITH SUN-DRIED SHEETS,
AND PERHAPS, A WARM BATH, TOO.
BUT NO, WE’RE LIMPING THE LOOP-DE-LOOP,
BIRTHIN’ BABIES AND BURYING OUR DEAD.
GOD’S GROWING UP A BRAND-NEW NATION,
HE’S GOING TO BLESS INSTEAD!
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.