Every Bible Miracle For Kids – Peter Receives A Vision

Bible Miracles

Today let’s focus on teaching kids a Bible miracle from the book of Acts.  Peter receives a vision from heaven.  (Acts 10:9-20)

After an angel came and spoke to the Roman Centurion, Cornelius, to send men to ask Peter to come to his house, Peter also received a vision.

Ask the children?

Peter had gone up the flat roof on his house to pray about noon and an amazing bible miracle happened, what was it?

“He saw the sky open, and something like a large sheet was let down by its four corners. 12 In the sheet were all sorts of animals, reptiles, and birds. 13 Then a voice said to him, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat them.’” (Acts 10:11-13)

Why was Peter so surprised by the command of the voice in the vision?

“‘No, Lord,’ Peter declared. ‘I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean.’” (Acts 10:14)

Peter couldn’t understand the vision but the Holy Spirit explained it to him.  What did the Holy Spirit say?

“Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, ‘Three men have come looking for you. 20 Get up, go downstairs, and go with them without hesitation. Don’t worry, for I have sent them.'” (Acts 10:19, 20)

There are two crucial lessons in this bible miracle.

One is that God’s plan may not fit with the way we think God works.  The Jews had a law that they could not eat certain foods, but here God was telling Peter to eat that food.  God was doing something new because Jesus had opened the door to salvation for the Gentiles (non-Jews) as well as the Jews.

The second is that when God speaks to us, He wants us to listen and obey no matter what because He is carrying out His plan to reach the world with His love through us.

Ask your children if they have felt God speaking to them lately.  It could be an impression, a dream, something that jumped out of His word at them, etc.  Remind them that God still speaks to us today.  We can tell if it is Him speaking if what He says lines up with His word.

Encourage your children to ask God to speak to them and be ready to obey if He does.  Pray and ask for God’s guidance so we can reach the world with His love.

If you have any comments on this, please feel free to write them below.

If you like what you read about  this Bible Miracle, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.

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Jack Hagler is the co-author of Hooked On The Book. Jack loves to write, shoot hoops with his son, eat peanut butter and bananas, and encourage people to know God's love.
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