Maya Van Noord

February 24, 2017

A Refugee

                                   If I were a refugee I would be terrified, I would not know where to go or what to do. I would  be sad too, leaving family and friends and all I owned and loved. I would also be so upset for having to leave my home. I know only know a bit of Chinese, and Italian and and French and Vietnamese. But I do know tons of Spanish! I think where ever I went I would still be devastated. I do know one word of all the almost all the other languages, sadly it is not Help but it is hello. Very useful, not!! I would need to know where everything is and how to live in that country.  I  would be upset for no matter what reason I was leaving my country for.

                     Jesus being a refugee makes me feel better though. When he was a baby! He went through lots of tough trials and hardships but that is just incredible, for us! I don’t think I would live if I was a refugee. But since I know that Jesus had been through it I would call on him and know that he would be with me and guide me with every step I take. I appreciate that he went through this  because that is him humbling himself and showing how much he loves us even more!  He is so humble and loving that he does this all for us which makes me love him even more. It makes me feel closer  to him knowing what he does for us. And Jesus a refugee as a baby here, he could not even walk! So let alone flee from Herod who was killing all baby boys two and under. It is one thing to flee as an adult a child at least can run but really? A baby? That just shows how miraculous God is and his wonderful plan to save us all from our sins. He risked his life for us and could have killed himself like that.

The Magi

Maya Van Noord

February 17,2017

The Magi

Jonah: How long have we been traveling, it feels like forever. I regret wanting to go on this “Jesus” trip.

Katie: It is not as bad as you think, we might see royalty or fame!

Father: Keep it down you little pipsqueaks!

Both children: Sorry dad.

Brittany: Yayayayayayayayaya

Jonah:I know you are  a baby, but I dislike how your only word is yay.

Katie picks her up.

Katie: We have been traveling for 42 days and these perfumes are getting heavy, I want to eat.

Jonah: I am too.

Laura: hugy hugy!

Father: Shut up, or you will never eat!

Jonah whispers: He treats us like his slaves.

Katie: Uh, Jonah. We are. We just call him father to pretend he is family.

Jonah: Wait what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, right

Father: You two are such-

(Trumpet plays)

Father: I got to go in there to tell herod about the new king!

Jonah: Lets run!!!!

(Jonah races off while father and Katie speed walk)

Herod: What! So you are telling me that there is another king here in Jerusalem! I want to ki- actually (smirking) bring me this king so I can worship him, maybe even throw a party for him, my party sources are unlimited at the palace!

Jonah whispers:  This dude is weird, but I don’t mind him as long as I keep getting all this delicious food!

Katie: Tell me about it!

Laura (pointing to herod): coo coo coo coo coo coo!

Jonah (blushing): Sorry about our little sister.

Father: We must be going.

Katie: Aw man.

Laura gives a thumbs down.

Father: Now munchkins!!!!

Katie: Thanks for the autograph! Bye.

The End!!!!!!

Or is it?

The Horse and His Boy

Maya Van Noord

February 3, 2017

What are Some Christian themes in the Horse and His Boy?

                                              Aslan is like Jesus, he is on earth and started as a cub.  Aslan gave Rabadash grace and many chances before he turned him into a donkey, and there is a talking donkey in the bible. In The lion, the witch and the wardrobe Aslan died on a stone table- Jesus died and was put in a stone tomb. It also mentions “Sons of Adam” or “Daughters of Eve” and those people are in the bible. Pride leads to down fall because Rabadash . Punishment is real. Aslan punished Rabadash when he gave many warnings and Rabadash went on with yelling and doing bad things. Then he made punishment real and turned him into a donkey. Aslan said that he could turn back into a human at the temple but may not go ten miles or go to war or he will turn into a donkey for good. So his reign was very peaceful and quiet, I bet you can imagine why! Pride leads to downfall, Rabadash was prideful and jumped down to attack

                                        Shasta is a very selfless boy. He jumped off Bree (who was running away from the lion, I thought he said he was a war horse!) to save Aravis who is getting wounded by the lion. Ouch!!! And he fought off the lion alone! I am impressed.Humbled will be lifted, well Shasta was very humble, and he turned out to be a prince- future king prince!  I will say that he was super humble, read the book and you will agree with me.