Kid's Good News
and animals were confused and they rushed to their nests or shelters
thinking that night has fallen. Bua
News (Pretoria) December 6, 2002, reported, “In other parts of the
province such as the Kruger National Park, it was reported that the
natural phenomenon plunged the areas into darkness and quietness, as even
the singing of birds and chirping of crickets ceased. And the sun then
emerged a few seconds later.”
Some scientist wondered seeing that the eyes of birds and animals are not damaged though they watch the solar eclipse with their naked eyes but it damages the eyes of human being if they watch without sunglasses. Is it not wonderful how the amazing world is created by God? We human being can only watch the spectacular events and marvel how it happens. Many things are still a mystery and mind boggling for scientists and common people. David says in Psalms 139:14, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”
Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had
possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the length of
Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.
When the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son
Joseph and said to him, "Now if I have found favor in your sight,
please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me.
Please do not bury me in Egypt, but let me lie with my fathers; you shall
carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burial place." And he said,
"I will do as you have said."
Then he said, "Swear to me." And he swore to him. So Israel
bowed himself on the head of the bed.
it came to pass after these things that Joseph was told, "Indeed your
father is sick"; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and
And Jacob was told, "Look, your son Joseph is coming to
you"; and Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed.
Then Jacob said to Joseph: "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz
in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, 'Behold, I will make
you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people,
and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting
And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in
the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and
Simeon, they shall be mine.
Your offspring whom you beget after them shall be yours; they will be
called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
But as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died beside me in the
land of Canaan on the way, when there was but a little distance to go to
Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is,
Israel saw Joseph's sons, and said, "Who are these?"
And Joseph said to his father, "They are my sons, whom God has
given me in this place." And he said, "Please bring them to me,
and I will bless them."
Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see.
Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
And Israel said to Joseph, "I had not thought to see your face;
but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!"
So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with
his face to the earth.
And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward
Israel's left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right
hand, and brought them near him.
Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's
head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his
hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
And he blessed Joseph, and said: "God, before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this
The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my
name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And
let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim,
it displeased him; so he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from
Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. And Joseph said to his father, "Not
so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his
But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He
also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his
younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a
multitude of nations."
So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will bless,
saying, 'May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!' " And thus he
set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Then Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I am dying, but God will be
with you and bring you back to the land of your fathers.
Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I
took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."
Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together, that I may tell you
what shall befall you in the last days:
Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel
When they heard that "King of the Jews" is born they came to
Kids, who will be able to answer correctly, their names will be published
Does the Bible speak anything about Santa Clause? If yes, please give at least one reference from the Bible..
No, Bible does not speak anything about Santa Claus!
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