Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – An Army Is Blinded

Elisha leads the blind army

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:   An army is blinded. (2 Kings 6:18-23)

This is one of my favorite Bible miracles because it is a double miracle.  I have broken up the miracles into two blogs.  This is the second one.

The second part of this miracle happens after the first miracle in which God opens up Elisha’s servants eyes to see the heavenly army surrounding the king of Aram’s army.  The king of Aram is trying to kill Elisha and has surrounded the city of Dothan where Elisha was staying but God has different ideas.

Ask the children…

What did Elisha pray would happen to the army?

“As the Aramean army advanced toward him, Elisha prayed, ‘O LORD, please make them blind.’ So the LORD struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked.”  (2 Kings 6:18)

The king of Aram had also been chasing after the king of Israel.  So Elisha led the blinded army straight to the king of Israel.  How did they treat their captives?

“When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, ‘My father, should I kill them? Should I kill them?’ ‘Of course not!’ Elisha replied. ‘Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again to their master.’”  (2 Kings 6:21, 22)

Elisha instructed the king of Israel to treat the king of Aram and his army graciously and to feed them.  As a result they made friends and not war.  God is always ready to provide grace in the midst of difficulty.  He wants to give us all heaps and heaps of grace today.

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 a surprise on every page.  

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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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