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This spring, we learned about a man named Abraham and how his grandchildren became the nation of Israel. You can read that story if you go to havenforkids.fun and click on “Long Haul.”
Abraham’s grandsons went to Egypt to get food. At first, the Egyptian ruler (called Pharaoh) was kind to them. But after a while, a new Pharaoh rose to power. He was afraid the Israelites would try to take over Egypt, so he made them work for him as slaves. That is where our “Into the Wild” story begins.
God saw how Pharaoh mistreated the people of Israel. There was no way they could save themselves from such an unkind leader. They needed God to rescue them!
God chose a man named Moses to be the leader of the people. He sent Moses to tell Pharaoh that God said to let His people go. The problem was, Pharaoh thought he was more powerful than God. He became angry and refused to let the people go. He even treated them more harshly than before.
God’s plan was to show His power to Pharaoh. He made impossible things happen to show Pharaoh that God is the one who is in control. They were things no human could ever have done, even someone as powerful as Pharaoh. God swarmed the land with frogs, flies, locusts, and gnats. He sent lightning and hail storms. Animals died and people became sick. Some of the people of Egypt also died, but God made a way for the people of Israel to be saved.
Finally, Pharaoh agreed to let the people of Israel go. But as they started on their journey, he changed his mind and chased them with his whole army. When the people of Israel got to the Red Sea, they were trapped with the sea in front of them and the Egyptian army behind them. God pulled back the water and created a path of dry land in the middle of the sea, and they walked across! Then God put the water back in place so the Egyptians couldn’t follow them. With Moses as their leader, the people of Israel left Egypt and went into the wilderness, where God took care of them and taught them how to be His people.
I John 5:1-2
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God's children if we love God and obey His commandments.