Once upon a time, in a peaceful river surrounded by lush green forests, lived a family of otters. Mama and Papa Otter had a daughter named Olivia, who was curious about the world around her. Every night before bed, Mama and Papa would tell her stories.
One night, as Olivia snuggled in her bed, Mama and Papa Otter decided to tell her the story of Exodus from the Bible. They began with chapter 1. Mama otter smiled and started the story, " This where the Israelites were oppressed by Pharaoh in Egypt. The New King has forgotten what Joseph has done for Egypt and his name means nothing to him."
Olivia listened carefully as her parents explained how the Israelites were forced to do hard labor and their work became more and more burdensome.
"That's not fair," said Olivia, "Why did Pharaoh treat the Israelites so badly?" Papa Otter explained, "the Pharaoh was afraid of the Israelites and didn't trust them, so he wanted to control them and keep them from becoming too powerful. They were prospering and becoming wealthy in Egypt."
"But that's wrong," said Olivia, "Everyone should be treated with kindness and respect." Mama Otter agreed, and told Olivia, "God was watching over the Israelites and would help them in their time of need.-
"What did God do?" asked Olivia. Papa explained, "The Pharaoh had ordered the midwives to kill any male Hebrew babies that were born, but the midwives feared God and refused to carry out the order."
"That was brave of the midwives," said Olivia, "I'm glad they stood up for what was right." Mama and Papa nodded in agreement.
Mama and Papa Otter hugged Olivia and told her how proud they were of her.
Lesson: Exodus 1 teaches us to treat others the way you want to be treated. Show kindness and respect to everyone, no matter who they are or what they look like. By doing this, you will make the world a better place for everyone.