Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – God Causes King Ahasuerus Not To Sleep

Esther and the King

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 Esther:   God reveals Mordecai’s good deed through Ahasuerus sleeplessness. (Esther 6:1-14)

Through divine intervention, Esther a Jew, became the queen of the Persian Empire to King Ahasuerus.  The King did not know he was married to a Jew.  The King’s trusted advisor, Haman, tricked the King into believing that the Jewish people were a threat to his kingdom.  Haman got the King to sign a decree that on a certain day all the Jews should be destroyed and the King would pay anyone who killed the Jews.

In addition to wanting to kill all the Jews, the evil Haman particularly hated Mordecai, Esther’s uncle.  Mordecai would not bow down to Haman like everyone else does.  But the sovereign God had set in motion Haman’s downfall.  Some time before, Mordecai had uncovered an assassination plot against the King and revealed it in order to save the king’s life.  He was never rewarded for this however.  Let’s see how God worked out His plan

Ask the children…

What did God do to bring to the King’s attention that Mordecai had never been rewarded?

“That night the king had trouble sleeping, so he ordered an attendant to bring the book of the history of his reign so it could be read to him. In those records he discovered an account of how Mordecai had exposed the plot of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the eunuchs who guarded the door to the king’s private quarters. They had plotted to assassinate King Ahasuerus. ‘What reward or recognition did we ever give Mordecai for this?’ the king asked. His attendants replied, ‘Nothing has been done for him.’” (Esther 6:1-3)

It just so happened that Haman had just come to visit the King.  The King asked him how someone who had served the King should be honored.  Haman thought it was himself that would be honored so he suggested that this person by honored by putting on the royal robes and being mounted on a horse and led around the city telling everyone that this person is honored by the King.  Little did he know that the King would ask him to do this for Mordecai.  How do you think Haman felt about this?

“So Haman took the robes and put them on Mordecai, placed him on the king’s own horse, and led him through the city square, shouting, ‘This is what the king does for someone he wishes to honor!’” (Esther 6:11)

Haman was so angry and humiliated that he built a gallows to have Mordecai hanged.  But in the end it was Haman who was hanged on his own gallows.  Our God always has a plan in order to take care of His children.  He is putting that plan in place today in your life.  Let’s go out and discover what that plan is and rejoice in 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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