Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Elijah Runs Faster Than Ahab’s Chariot

Elijah Runs before the Chariot of Ahab

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 runs faster than Ahab’s Chariot (1 Kings 18:44-46)

After praying for it to rain and seeing the rain clouds on their way, Elijah warned king Ahab to get into his chariot and ride the 15 miles to Jezreel before the rain stopped him.

Ask the children…

What did Ahab do?

“And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel.” (1 Kings 18:45)

What miracle did God allow Elijah to do?

“Then the LORD gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. (1 Kings 18:46)

Elijah ran 15 miles and with God’s strength supernaturally arrived at Jezreel ahead of king Ahab.  We don’t know all the reasons that Elijah ran ahead of king Ahab, we only know that it was important and God allowed it.  It reminds us that God provides what we need when we need 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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