Our family snuggled up on the couch and watched The Bible last night. We haven’t watched anything on TV in a long time, so it was fun. I remember why I don’t like watching television; COMMERCIALS! Oh my goodness. . .
Over all I enjoyed it and will watch it again next Sunday night.
Some of the things I liked and didn’t like:
I liked Abraham and Sarah. They were believable. I thought the scene where Abraham leaves his country to go where God sends him(Genesis 12) and the one where he is tested to see if he will sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22), were both powerful. Abraham was so faithful, I want to be faithful. I want to go when He says go and do what He says do.
I didn’t like the angel scene with Lot, where the angels fought against the people in Sodom and Gomorrah. You should read the actual account in Genesis chapter 19 for yourself. In the Bible they didn’t have a sword fight with the people- the angels just struck them with blindness. They didn’t need to fight.
I loved that Roma Downey and her husband (and investors) poured three years of their life and money into this endeavor to bring the Bible into homes that otherwise would never have opened the Word of God.
I was so disappointed that they skipped over Isaac’s children and grandchildren. Joseph, Jacob’s son, and Isaac’s grandson has such a powerful story. You can read it for yourself in Genesis 37-45. There just isn’t enough time to capture all the great stories in a short series.
I loved the parting of the Red Sea scene. Even though I already knew that all of God’s people would make it across to safety, I still felt the magnitude of it all. Wow, if only we could believe God for the things in our life that seem as big as parting the Red Sea. My faith is increased every time I read this in the Bible.
Read Exodus 14 for the full account. What seems like the impossible is possible with God!
Moses didn’t measure up well to Charlton Heston.
Ellie (our youngest) thought the Egyptians looked really funny.
I missed the very beginning and the last few minutes of it.
We’ll definitely watch it over the next four weeks. There were a few other things that were a bit off but overall it was good. Let’s get in the Word and find out what the scripture says about these stories, be truth seekers. Seeing the story played out plus reading the actual account in the Bible helps in our learning.
Did you watch it? What did you think?