The aim of this session is to: teach the story of Elisha. To help the children to trust God for everything they need and understand God’s kindness and care.
2 Kings 5;1-15, 2 Kings 4:1-7
Read the account on Elisha and the widow’s oil from 2 Kings 4:1-7. Place a little oil in your child’s hand for them to feel and smell. Explain how oil was very precious in Bible times. Collect some contains from around your home and a jug of water. Try to guess how many containers you can fill before the jug is empty. Help your child to fill the containers. Share how God did a miracle by not allowing the widow’s oil to run out.
- Why do you think God told Elisha to tell the woman to gather jars?
- How do you think the woman felt when the jars were all full? How would you have felt seeing that happen?
- Has there ever been a time when there was something you really needed that God provided?