What Inspired the Story?
The story for Fire Fish is inspired by Moses’ encounter with God. God appears to him as a burning bush, a flame that gives hope and promise.
“To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.” Exodus 24:17
This fire is not the face of God or his physical manifestation, but a visible energy to personify his spirit and messages to men.
Many amazing events surround the Exodus. I imagine being a fish witnessing these events. Would I be impacted? The answer is yes. For all history, no fish had ever seen the water divided, nor a school of humans carrying bright torch's walking on the dry ocean floor. How amazing that day must have been!
What would the sea life think of such a miracle? Had they ever seen humans? Were they so amazed at the bright torches they didn’t pay attention to them? Would they think of the torches as a kind of fish that comes from above? Maybe this unusual event made it into their history books. Maybe these miracles benefited all of God's creation, so that in the sea there was a celebration much like independence day.
“The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen-the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.” Exodus 14:28
The story of Fire Fish reminds all of us that God takes his people seriously, your enemy is his enemy. I hope our children will know there is a God, and he no longer comes to us as a flame or as lighting, but as love in a manger. He lived to die for his people. His children love him and choose to reverence him in every part of their lives. May our kids catch the fire that God bestowed to his people. May his word, the Bible, live on in every child for generations to come.
About Davy Liu
Davy Liu has a passion for imaginative storytelling and beautiful illustration. He worked for Disney on “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Mulan,” and “The Lion King.” A seasoned professional, Liu has also worked for George Lucas and Warner Bros. Animation. His illustrations have graced the pages of Time, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week. Liu imbues his stories with humor, wonder and allegory, making Fire Fish a tale that appeals to kids and intrigues adults.
“I hope to inspire young souls to experience life through faith,” said Liu. “There is more to life than meets the eye. Every kid has different gifts. Though we live in very distracting times, I want kids to know their life is valuable not because of status or material things.”