Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Elijah Fed By An Angel

Elijah fed by an Angel

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 1 Kings:  Elijah is fed by an Angel (1 Kings 19:1-7)

After Elijah’s great victory over the 450 prophets of Baal, praying for rain to end the drought and running faster than king Ahab’s chariot for 15 miles, Elijah has to contend with queen Jezebel.  Despite all his victories, when Jezebel threatens Elijah, he flees in fear to Beersheba.

Ask the children…

How was Elijah feeling?

“Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. ‘I have had enough, LORD,’ he said. ‘Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.’” (1 Kings 19:4)

How did God respond to Elijah’s weary spirit?

“Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, ‘Get up and eat!’ He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again. Then the angel of the LORD came again and touched him and said, ‘Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.’”  (1 Kings 19:5-7)

Twice an angel came and provided Elijah with food to strengthen him from his weariness for what God knew was ahead.  God knows what we have been through and what is ahead in our lives.  He is always ready to provide just what we need even if we aren’t aware of it.

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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