Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Widow’s Flour And Oil Do Not Run Out

Elijah and the Widow I Kings 17:10-13

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 Kings:  A Widow’s Flour and Oil do not run out (1 Kings 17:8-16)

After the man of God Elijah predicts a drought and all the crops die and the water runs out, God tells Elijah to go to a widow in Zeraphath.  Elijah asks her to provide him some water and some food.

Ask the children…

How did the widow respond to Elijah’s request?

“But she said, ‘I swear by the LORD your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.’”  (1 Kings 17:12)

What promise did Elijah give to her?

“For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the LORD sends rain and the crops grow again!”  (1 Kings 17:14)

What miracle did God do?

“So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days. There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the LORD had promised through Elijah.” (1 Kings 17:15, 16)

God knows our needs and provides what we need when we need it.  Amazing!

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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3 Responses to Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Widow’s Flour And Oil Do Not Run Out

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  2. Donna Clark says:

    I teach our primaries each Wednesday night. My lesson this week will be on Elijah and the Widow. Thank you for the concise lesson included on this site! After each lesson, I usually have a craft or fun project to do to reinforce the lesson. My first craft idea was to make a “sandwich man” using the bread shaped plastic containers. The only containers I found were cartoon based, so instead of using them, I went to bread clip art and found a slice of bread man (slice of bread with arms and feet). The students will write either the memory verse on the bread or the theme of the story. (I want to give credit to another site that gave me the inspiration to make a sandwich man).

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