Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Elijah Splits The Jordan River

Elijah Splits 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 2 Kings:   Elijah splits the Jordan River (2 Kings 2:1-9)

At the end of Elijah’s life, God sends Elisha to be Elijah’s successor. As they were on their way to Jericho something amazing happens.

Ask the children…

What obstacle was in their path?

“Fifty men from the group of prophets also went and watched from a distance as Elijah and Elisha stopped beside the Jordan River.” (2 Kings 2:7)

What miracle did Elijah do?

“Then Elijah folded his cloak together and struck the water with it. The river divided, and the two of them went across on dry ground!”  (2 Kings 2:8)

Doesn’t this remind you of another time that this happened? Remember when the nation of Israel stood at the Jordan river with their leader Joshua.  God caused the river to stop flowing and the people crossed on dry ground.  They too were on their way to Jericho.  This reminds us that the same God was with Elijah as was with Joshua.   The same God is with us 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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