Water in the Desert!
Once God’s people were slaves! They were forced to build the great temples and pyramids in Egypt that are still there today! But they yearned to be free. And God heard their prayer. He sent them a great leader, who helped them escape – and gave them a land of their own.
But on the way there, they had to travel for years and years through the Wilderness – a great desert that is still there today. That story is told in the book of Exodus. In Exodus 16:1 through Exodus 17:7, God did miracles to take care of His people. They needed water, so He made water flow out of a rock in the middle of nowhere!
Parents, once we realize our job is to plant the seeds of the Gospel and keep them well watered, we need a plan. I’ve not met a Christian parent who didn’t want to pass on the treasure of the Gospel to their children, but I have met plenty of parents who didn’t have a clue how to take the giant ten-pound study Bible they have sitting on the table and turn it into a family devotional.
That is why author Marty Machowsky wrote The Gospel Story Bible -- which presents 156 Bible stories and threads them together as one long story of God’s salvation plan. But she’s certainly not the first author ever to write a children’s Bible story book. Your public library undoubtedly has several – as does any book story. And there are websites these days devoted to Bible stories for kids.