Sunday, October 31, 2010

King Josiah

This last Wednesday for Awana it was "Bible Character" night and so naturally I thought it would fun/funny for Josiah to be King Josiah (of whom he is named after). The story of King Josiah can be found in 2 Kings 22-23 or 2 Chronicles 34-35 if you are interested, but some interesting points from the account are that Josiah became king at age eight, he found the Book of the Law when he ordered the temple to be repaired and cleaned up, and it is written of him at the beginning of his story that he "did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left." The latter is pretty high praise and we pray and hope for Josiah to also be a man of God that would be obedient to God's ways.

A funny side note to add here is that Josiah told Daddy that kings always have swords, and so he should have a sword too for his costume. And though this is probably true that King Josiah had a sword, we opted for no sword at Awana this week as it would be too much of a temptation for him to use it. :) Instead, he had his one personal scroll or "Book of the Law," which incidentally can be considered like a double-edged sword anyway, so technically....he had a sword, yes?

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