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 Samuel: God answers Hannah’s Prayer for a Son (1 Samuel 1:8-28)
Hannah was a holy woman of God, but God had closed up her womb so that she could not have a child. Year after year she went to the holy city to pray and ask God for a male heir. Eli, the High Priest at the time, saw her one day praying and thought she was drunk. She said she wasn’t drunk but that she was sharing her broken heart with God. Eli told her to go in peace because God would answer her prayer.
Ask the children…
What did Hannah believe caused God to give her this son?
“The LORD remembered her plea, and in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I asked the LORD for him.’” (1 Samuel 1:19, 20)
What did Hannah do as a thank you to God?
“’Now I am giving him (Samuel) to the LORD, and he will belong to the LORD his whole life.’ And they worshiped the LORD there.” (1 Samuel 1:28)
How wonderful it is to have God miraculously answer our prayers. And shouldn’t it be our natural response to thank God and offer to bless Him back with whatever He has given to us?
Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world. Glory to Him!!!
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