Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Elijah Predicts A Drought

Elijah predicts the drought

 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 Predicts a Drought (1 Kings 17:1-7; James 5:17, 18)

Ahab became king over the 10 northern tribes of Israel.  Ahab was an evil king.  Elijah the Tishbite was a prophet of God.  Ahab worshipped the false god, Baal, and believed that Baal brought rain and bountiful harvests.  One day Elijah confronted Ahab …

Ask the children…

What did Elijah predict would happen?

“Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, ‘As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve—there will be no dew or rain during the next few years until I give the word!’”  (1 Kings 17:1)

Did this prophecy come true?

“Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.”  (James 5:17, 18)

Ahab found out who was really God and who brings rain.  It is easy for us to get confused in this world who is really in charge.  At the end of the day we will find out that God is always in charge and that we can trust Him.

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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