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 Matthew: Jesus heals a speechless demon possessed man (Matthew 9:32-35)
One of the greatest gifts we have been given is the ability to speak and communicate our thoughts and feelings verbally.
My oldest daughter is training to be a speech therapist and what a joy it is for her to assist others to be able to speak more clearly and with confidence.
One day Jesus came across a man who could not speak because a demon possessed him. This is just like Satan, to take away the greatest gifts that God has given to us. But Jesus defeats Satan by reversing the work of Satan in our lives.
Ask the children…
How did this demon possessed man come in contact with Jesus?
“When they left, a demon-possessed man who couldn’t speak was brought to Jesus.” (Matthew 9:32)
Some of this man’s friends loved him enough to take their time away from other things to bring him to Jesus. What did Jesus do for this man and then what happened?
“So Jesus cast out the demon, and then the man began to speak.” (Matthew 9:33 )
Jesus sent the demon out of the man and immediately the control of Satan was reversed and the man could now speak. This is what the kingdom of God does, it defeats the kingdom of Satan.
Notice also that the man could speak. All of us have to learn to speak as babies, but this man was also miraculously given the ability to immediately be able to form words with a mouth that did not know how.
God is so good to us by doing miracles to reverse the work of Satan.
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.