Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Gideon And The Sign Of The Fleece

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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 Judges:  Gideon and Sign of the Fleece (Judges 6:36-40)

One of God’s Judges was Gideon.  He was a reluctant Judge however.  God sent an angel to speak to Gideon and to encourage Gideon that he could lead God’s People to throw off the oppression of the Midianites.  God had done one miracle already to prove His support, but Gideon needed further convincing.

Ask the children…

What additional miracle did Gideon want the angel to do to prove God would be with him to rescue Israel?

“Then Gideon said to God, ‘If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised, prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised’” (Judges 6:36, 37)

What happened?

“And that is just what happened. When Gideon got up early the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water.” (Judges 6:38)

Was this enough of a sign for Gideon?

“Then Gideon said to God, ‘Please don’t be angry with me, but let me make one more request. Let me use the fleece for one more test. This time let the fleece remain dry while the ground around it is wet with dew.’” (Judges 6:39)

God was patient with Gideon and gave him the second sign as well.  God wants us to believe that He is always with us.

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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