Have You Told Your Children Yet?
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Maoz Israel, Featured Blog by Shani Sorko-Ram Ferguson, October 2019
On our trip back home to Israel this summer, our flight was canceled, and we got stranded in Washington, D.C. for two days. Looking to make the best of a lousy situation, we visited the Museum of the Bible. Just recently opened in the nation’s capital, I have to say the place was nothing less than magnificent – a worthy monument to the greatest Book ever written. The gorgeous seven-story building had an entire floor dedicated to bringing the stories of the Bible to life.
There was even a village you could walk through and interact with characters from the Bible era.
A section dedicated to the Tanach (Old Testament) had a multi-sensory presentation that included a stunning audio and visual walk-through experience of the Bible timeline. As we walked through the rescue story from Egypt and journeyed through the desert, the sheer emotion at finally arriving in the Promised Land was electric. Right before we turned a corner, we stood by a pile of rocks and on the wall saw a Bible verse from Joshua 4 explaining:
“In the days to come, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What are these stones doing here?’ tell your children this: ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry ground.’”
As we turned the corner, my excitement waned as I saw the next verse on the wall:
“Then another generation grew up that didn’t know anything of God or the work He had done for Israel.” Judges 2:10
I turned to my daughter and asked her, “What happened between that last verse and this one?” She looked at me and her eyes got wide, “Ohhh! They didn’t tell their kids!” she answered.