the whole earth was glad

Finally Isis wrapped Osiris’s body in linen, so that he became the first mummy. But as soon as she wrapped him in linen, he came back to life again. The whole earth was glad to see Osiris alive again! The Nile filled back up and overflowed its banks, so that all Egyptians had water to drink, and their crops began to grow again. And that’s why the Nile overflows every year–because it remembers that Osiris came back to life.

From The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Volume 1: Ancient Times) by Susan Wise Bauer (pages 32-33). With that kind of understanding of the world, it’s no wonder that so many pagans understood the gospel. Ears that can hear nothing from the preaching of flooded rivers, are unlikely to hear the true gospel preached by Christ’s apostles.

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