Floating on the Nile

08 Jul
English: Baby Moses rescued from the Nile

English: Baby Moses rescued from the Nile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wait a minute person. You mean there’s another baby in the Bible that’s important besides baby Jesus. How can babies be so important? They’re not even big enough to give me loves yet.

Okay, I’ll listen. But this better be good.

My person says a long time ago all the Israelites lived in Egypt and there were lots of them. There was a new king (Pharaoh) in Egypt who was afraid that if war broke out the Israelites would join with Egypt’s enemies, fight against Egypt, and leave the country. So Pharaoh put slave masters over them and made them work really hard.

I hope they got lots of treats for working hard.

My person says they didn’t get any extra treats, but they kept growing in number.

They really need extra treats now.

I am listening, person.

That king must have been really mean because he told the midwives – the what? He told the ladies that help women when they have their babies to kill all the boy babies but let the girl babies live. But the midwives feared God and wouldn’t do it.

So then that mean old king told the Egyptians to throw all the Israelite’s boy babies into the Nile River.

That’s really bad. Boy babies grow up into boys who like to play catch with me. What if there were no boys to play catch with?

Yes, I’m listening person.

One Israelite mother hid her baby for three months so he wouldn’t get thrown into the Nile. But when she couldn’t hide him any more she put him in a basket, coated it with tar and pitch, and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. The baby’s sister watched at a distance to see what would happen.

Pharaoh’s daughter found the baby and she felt sorry for him because when she opened the basket he was crying. Then the baby’s sister came and offered to get someone to nurse the baby for her – and she went and got her own mother to do it.

When the baby was older he went to live with Pharaoh’s daughter and became her son. Pharaoh’s daughter named her son Moses.

Hey, wait a minute. You mean that mean old king who wanted all the boy babies killed became Moses’ grandfather?

I bet Moses gave him what for when he got bigger.


Posted by on July 8, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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20 responses to “Floating on the Nile

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    July 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for our sunday bible lesson bongo style. I always enjoy them

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks Susan, glad you enjoyed it. My person chose this story because she had to put together a lesson on this story for Vacation Bible School. So now she’s promised to tell me more stories about Moses.

  2. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Oh another great one Bongo, your person really knows how to tell a good story!

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores. My person says she had some help though. From the Bible and me.

  3. Bassas Blog

    July 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I think your bible stories should be published Bongo.

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks Bassa. I’ll have to put my person to work on that.

  4. jimmie chew

    July 9, 2012 at 5:46 am

    come by our blog when you have time to say Good Bye. we are done with our moewmoir. I want to thank you for being our friend! you were one of our first followers.

    • Bongo

      July 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Jimmie, I’m so sad that you’re leaving the blogging world. I always loved all those great pictures of you – even if you are a cat.

  5. eripanwkevin

    July 9, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Moses is that Moses????? Wow….I didn’t know about how Moses was named and about his birth at all, so this story is very interesting. In Japan everybody knows Moses’s name but most people know only the time he is old enough. I can’t wait more stories about Moses, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      July 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Kevin, the name Moses means something about being drawn out of the water and that’s why he was named that. You could say he was a real basket case. (I don’t know if you have that expression in Japan.) My person says she’ll be telling me more stories about Moses.

      • eripanwkevin

        July 10, 2012 at 6:42 am

        No…bongo….we don’t have the same expression ” basket case” in Japan, but Me and mom looked up it in a dictionary and the name of the Moses, too! Very impressive! Me and mom really enjoyed leaning about bible stories one by one, so look forward to more stories, Bongo! 🙂

      • Bongo

        July 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

        Kevin, I’m glad you were able to look up that expression. Every culture has their own idioms. I’m looking forward to my person telling me more Bible stories too. She says she told some Bible stories last week at Vacation Bible School and had the children act out the baby Moses story. They had so much fun doing it that they did it again for the other classes.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    July 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Bongo, this is a beautiful story. I think Moses was really lucky 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Angels Whisper. Moses was definitely lucky to be floating on the Nile rather than thrown in the Nile. Especially since he got rescued.

  7. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    July 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Hey Bongo,

    Moses sure was a lucky baby 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Snoopy, Moses really was a lucky one.

  8. Bassetmomma

    July 10, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Wow! Moses sure was lucky! How could that old king have been so nasty!

    • Bongo

      July 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Bassetmomma, that really was a mean old king. I guess God was really protecting Moses.

  9. colliesofthemeadow

    July 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    God was with Moses!!! Just as he is with you Bongo! 🙂 Ginger says that God however is not with Timmy for she threw him in the well weeks ago.. snicker…. Great post! In today’s world it is great to have you put up stories of our faith…

    God Bless You! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Collies. Ginger, did you get Timmy back out of the well – or is he still there? He must be getting pretty cold by now. Or did Lassie rescue him? God Bless.


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