If you don’t know, at church we were given sort of a challenge to read the Bible in 90 days. I’ve been doing pretty good, although I got a few days behind while in Philly. I’m in the process of catching back up, though. That being said, there have been tons of stories so far that I’ve never read/heard before. And some are quite gruesome. I wish I would’ve been doing this the whole time, but I’m going to start sharing some of the short snippets that I find rather odd/interesting. Maybe I’ll even backtrack some and share some of my favorites. Here’s the first:

2 Kings 2:23-24 (The Message)

23 Another time, Elisha was on his way to Bethel and some little kids came out from the town and taunted him, “What’s up, old baldhead! Out of our way, skinhead!”

24 Elisha turned, took one look at them, and cursed them in the name of God. Two bears charged out of the underbrush and knocked them about, ripping them limb from limb—forty-two children in all!