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 Exodus: The Miracle of Water from a Rock (Exodus 17:1-9)
God’s people had traveled about 50 miles from the Wilderness of Sin to Rephidim. There was a river there where they expected to find water, but apparently it had dried up.
Ask the children…
How did God’s people respond to their thirst and the lack of water?
“But tormented by thirst, they continued to argue with Moses. ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt? Are you trying to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?’” (Exodus 17:3)
What did God instruct Moses to do?
“The LORD said to Moses, ‘Walk out in front of the people. Take your staff, the one you used when you struck the water of the Nile, and call some of the elders of Israel to join you. I will stand before you on the rock at Mount Sinai. Strike the rock, and water will come gushing out. Then the people will be able to drink.’” (Exodus 17:5, 6)
What did Moses call that place and why?
“Moses named the place Massah (which means “test”) and Meribah (which means “arguing”) because the people of Israel argued with Moses and tested the LORD by saying, ‘Is the LORD here with us or not?’” (Exodus 17:7)
God is so patient with His rebellious people and continues to miraculously provide for them.
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.