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 Numbers; the Earth Swallowing Up Rebellious leaders (Numbers 16)
3 leaders of God’s People, Korah, Dathan and Abiram rose up along with 250 other leaders and questioned the leadership of Moses and Aaron.
Ask the children…
What accusation did they make against Moses and Aaron?
“They united against Moses and Aaron and said, ‘You have gone too far! The whole community of Israel has been set apart by the LORD, and he is with all of us. What right do you have to act as though you are greater than the rest of the LORD’s people?’” (Numbers 16:3)
How did the people respond to this?
“Meanwhile, Korah had stirred up the entire community against Moses and Aaron, and they all gathered at the Tabernacle entrance. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to the whole community,” (Numbers 16:9)
What did God want to do and what did Moses convince God to do instead?
“’Get away from all these people so that I may instantly destroy them!’ But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground. ‘O God,’ they pleaded, ‘you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Must you be angry with all the people when only one man sins?’ And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Then tell all the people to get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’” (Number 16:21-24)
Instead of killing everyone, Moses persuaded God to focus on the 3 leaders. So what happened to them?
“The earth opened its mouth and swallowed the men, along with their households and all their followers who were standing with them, and everything they owned.” (Number 16:32)
God takes His leadership and our willingness to submit to His leadership very seriously. There are consequences for taking a path that opposes God and His kingdom.
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.