Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – The Handwriting On The Wall

Daniel Handwriting on the Wall

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 Daniel:   The handwriting on the wall. (Daniel 5)

King Nebuchadnezzar’s son Belshazzar became King of Babylon.  He had a great drunken party in which he brought out the utensils and cups from God’s temple and used them.  This was upsetting to God.  God caused a hand to appear and miraculously write some words on the wall.  Everyone was scared.  None of the wise men could interpret what the words meant.  Someone remembered how Daniel had served King Belshazzar’s father.  So Daniel was called and gave the terrible interpretation.

Ask the children…

What words were written on the wall and what did Daniel interpret that they meant?

“’This is the message that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN. This is what these words mean: Mene means ‘numbered’—God has numbered the days of your reign and has brought it to an end. Tekel means ‘weighed’—you have been weighed on the balances and have not measured up. Parsin  means ‘divided’—your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians.’” (Daniel 5:25-28)

What happened to the King just as Daniel said it would?

“That very night Belshazzar, the Babylonian king, was killed. And Darius the Mede took over the kingdom at the age of sixty-two.” (Daniel 5:30, 31)

When God gives an interpretation of anything, it will always happen.  Thank God that when evil men dishonor Him, they will not get away with it.

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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