Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams

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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 Genesis:  Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams.  (Genesis 41:1-25)

Remind your children that Joseph’s brothers had been jealous of him because they believed Joseph was the favorite of their father, Jacob.  They had sold Joseph to some slave traders and told their father that a wild animal had killed Joseph.

Joseph had ended up in a prison in Egypt.  He was highly regarded and was put in charge of the other prisoners.  He interpreted some prisoner’s dreams correctly but he had been forgotten in prison.

Ask the children…

What problem did Pharaoh have?

“The next morning Pharaoh was very disturbed by the dreams. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. When Pharaoh told them his dreams, not one of them could tell him what they meant.” (Genesis 41:8)

Who remembered that Joseph could interpret dreams?  

“Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up… There was a young Hebrew man (Joseph) with us in the prison who was a slave of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he told us what each of our dreams meant.” (Genesis 41:9a, 12)

What interpretation did Joseph give to Pharaoh?

“The seven healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity. The seven thin, scrawny cows that came up later and the seven thin heads of grain, withered by the east wind, represent seven years of famine.” (Genesis 41:26, 27)

As a result of his interpretation, Joseph was raised up from prison to second in command in all of Egypt.  God can change our circumstances in a blink of an eye through His miracles.

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 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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