As you may have already read, Holy Week is a busy week around here.
Today, when we handed out chores, somehow Jack ended up with blog duty, and *I* had to clean out his closet.
"Content," I told him, "The people want content." Let's see what he came up with for you fine folks, shall we?
Hi everybody, Jack here.
My mom said I could write the blog today. I had some awesome video game tips I was going to share with you, but she said that you are mostly moms and probably don't play video games a lot. So, I'm sharing the research paper I did for school on how our God beat up on those poor old ancient Egyptian gods. It's good for Holy Thursday because it also includes the Passover.
If you want to know how our family celebrates Holy Thursday, you can check out this post my mom wrote about it last year. If you or your kids want my Clash of Clans tips, ask me in the comments.
God's Defeat of the False Egyptian Gods
by Jack Tierney, age 11
The first plague God sent to Egypt is the river of blood. Moses struck the water with his staff, and it was turned to blood. Just as with the Israelites, it is considered by the Egyptians unclean to be sick, or to have touched anything having to do with death. So Nun, the god of all water, would be greatly disgraced by Moses' action. The Nile was the most important aspect of Egyptian daily life and the most important thing that all their gods protected. As Egypt is the gift of the Nile, it's defilement is an insult to all the gods.
After all these plagues, Pharaoh let the people of God go. They journeyed into the wilderness, but the people of Egypt followed them. When they ran into the red sea, God parted the waters and allowed the Israelites to cross over on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to follow, the Red Sea closed upon them and every one of them were swallowed up. The Israelites were then free, and the years that followed were spent searching for the Promised Land.