They were trapped, with nowhere to go. With their pursuers immediately behind them and the sea in front of them, they faced death!
Refugees from a war-torn country like Syria? Escapees from an African nation wracked by violence and famine?
Pretty similar. But these were the Jews during Moses time. Almost cornered by Pharaoh's chariot-riding army, they didn't know where to turn. Then a miracle! The sea parted, making way for them to walk through dry ground as the waters continued to rage but as an enormous wall on both sides of them.
This is Superbook, returning with bang. And just like any Hollywood or Disney animation movie, this particular episode was just as compelling. A page of history retold with the magic of animation.
And that was just a sampler, viewed by a theatre-full of kids and moms and dads looking forward to the first airing of this relived, reinvented and reimagined series.
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) starts airing Superbook every Saturday (starting June 1), 7:30am, on GMA 7; with Superbook Classic episodes shown Sundays (starting June 2), also at 7:30am on the same channel.
My children grew up being entertained in the eighties by Superbook---with its lovable trio Gizmo, Chris and Joy always travelling back in time and tumbling into scenes peopled by biblical characters.
Well, they're here to stay, backed by excellent imagineering technology.
Watch it with your kids. I love Kung Fu Panda and all those Hollywood and Disney animation movies.
I guarantee you, Superbook will give you thrice the thrill and even blow your heart away. And your kids will surely learn heaps of life lessons from it while they get entertained and set aside their computer games for a while.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it, Proverbs 22:6.