Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Crossing The Jordan River

Crossing The Jordan River

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 Joshua:  Crossing the Jordan River on Dry Ground (Joshua 3:7-17)

God’s People (the Israelites) had completed their 40 year desert wanderings and were now poised to enter their Promised Land.  Only one problem, the Jordan River was in the way.  How were several million people with livestock going to cross this river?  Let’s see what God had in store for them and why.

Ask the children…

What was the purpose of this miracle?

“Today you will know that the living God is among you. He will surely drive out the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites ahead of you.” (Joshua 3:10)

What miracle did God do?

“The priests will carry the Ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth. As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river will stand up like a wall.” (Joshua 3:13)

How did God tell them to remember this great miracle for future generations?

“We will use these stones (taken from the river) to build a memorial. In the future your children will ask you, ‘What do these stones mean? Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever’.” (Joshua 4:6, 7)

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 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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