Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – The Miracle Of Gehazi’s Leprosy

Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of 2 Kings:   The Miracle of Gehazi’s leprosy. (2 Kings 5:20-27)

After Naaman was healed of leprosy, he offered gifts to Elisha as payment.  Elisha refused, but Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, had other ideas.  Let’s see his tragic mistake.

Ask the children…

Gehazi went after Naaman and told him what lie about what his master wanted from Naaman?

“Gehazi said, ‘but my master has sent me to tell you that two young prophets from the hill country of Ephraim have just arrived. He would like 75 pounds of silver and two sets of clothing to give to them.’”  (2 Kings 5:22)

What did Elisha say to Gehazi when Gehazi returned and lied to Elisha about where he had been?

“But Elisha asked him, ‘Don’t you realize that I was there in spirit when Naaman stepped down from his chariot to meet you?’” (2 Kings 5:26)

What happened to Gehazi as a result?

“’Because you have done this, you and your descendants will suffer from Naaman’s leprosy forever.’ When Gehazi left the room, he was covered with leprosy; his skin was white as snow.” (2 Kings 5:27)

God is more interested in our character than in miracles.  Gehazi tried to profit from God’s miracle rather than obey his master.  He and his family paid a heavy price for his disobedience.  What decision do you have today whether you will obey God or go your own way?

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, 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

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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