Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Sound In The Poplar Trees

Poplar Tree

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 2 Samuel:  Sound of marching in the Poplar Trees (2 Samuel 5:22-25)

After David became King, he led God’s People (Israel) on many conquests against their enemies.  In this instance, the Philistines had gathered against David’s army in the valley of Rephaim.

Ask the children…

How did David know how to fight the Philistines?

“And again David asked the LORD what to do.” (2 Samuel 5:23)

What strategy did God give David?

“’Do not attack them straight on,’ the LORD replied. ‘Instead, circle around behind and attack them near the poplar trees. When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, be on the alert! That will be the signal that the LORD is moving ahead of you to strike down the Philistine army.’” (2 Samuel 5:23, 24)

How did David respond to this unusual request from God?

“So David did what the LORD commanded, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.” (2 Samuel 5:25)

God can even use the sound of the wind to defeat our enemies.  He has every resource at His disposal today just like He did in David’s time.

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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