Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – The False God Dagon Falls On His Face The Ark Of God

The false God Dagon

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 1 Samuel:  The False God Dagon Falls on His Face (1 Samuel 5:1-5)

The Philistines defeated Israel (God’s People) and captured the Ark of God.  This was the special box where the two tablets of stone containing the ten commandments was carried.  The Ark symbolized God’s presence with the Israelites.  When the Philistines stole it, they didn’t know what trouble they were getting into…

Ask the children…

What did the Philistines do with the ark and what happened?

“They carried the Ark of God into the temple of Dagon and placed it beside an idol of Dagon. But when the citizens of Ashdod went to see it the next morning, Dagon had fallen with his face to the ground in front of the Ark of the LORD!”  (1 Samuel 5:2, 3)

Dagon was the god that the Philistines worshipped.  The idol was a carving of a human like head and hands and the body of a fish.  What did the Philistines do and what happened again?

“So they took Dagon and put him in his place again. But the next morning the same thing happened—Dagon had fallen face down before the Ark of the LORD again. This time his head and hands had broken off and were lying in the doorway. Only the trunk of his body was left intact.”  (1 Samuel 5:3, 4)

No person or idol can stand in the presence of God.  In Isaiah 45:23 the Lord tells us, “That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.” That is why we bow our hearts to God every day and why we have nothing to be afraid of in this world.

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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