13-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting Children in the Bible Part 13: The Story of John the Baptist Baptist Elderly priest Zechariah was carefully tending to his duties in the temple, when an angel suddenly appeared beside him. Like us, he’d never seen an angel before, so he began to tremble with fright. The angel said to him, “Don’t be […]

12-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting Children in the Bible Part 12: The Birth and Childhood of Jesus The Annunciation The Bible tells us how Jesus left heaven to come to this world as a tiny baby. The story began when an angel, called Gabriel, appeared one day before a young girl whose name was Mary. Knowing how frightened she’d be […]

11-The Mystery of Childhood

Children in the Bible Part 11: Daniel and his friends Daniel, along with other captive children, had been walking all day long in the heat of the desert, and they were all getting very tired, hungry and thirsty. Most, like Daniel, were hurting inside because each step they’d walked took them further and further away from their […]

10-The Mystery of Childhood

Children in the Bible Part 9: The Boy King Josiah Eight-year-old Josiah was rubbing his sleepy eyes one morning when important people rushed into his room. The oldest of them bowed before him and said with a shaky voice, “The King Amon, your father has been killed this night so you, Prince Josiah, will be made king. […]

9-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting Children of the Bible Part 9: Manasseh Manasseh was born to good King Hezekiah who loved him and taught him about the true God. Alas, when the young prince was only twelve years old, his Dad died and he suddenly became the new king. At this time strange things were happening. Some were good, […]

8-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting Children in the Bible Part 8: The Little Prince Joash Little Prince Joash was born at a time when troubling things were happening in the land of Israel. When he was a still a tiny baby his Dad, the King Ahaziah, died suddenly, and now his wicked grandmother, Athalia, ordered that all the royal children […]

7-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting CHILDREN IN THE BIBLE Part 7: The Little Captive Girl A long, long time ago there lived in a land called Syria, an important captain named Naaman, who had bravely fought many battles for his king and his country. But the captain now faced a difficult problem. He had caught a miserable sickness called leprosy that […]

6-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting CHILDREN IN THE BIBLE Part 6: The Widow’s Son There’s a story of a little boy in the Bible who is not named. All we know is that his Mom was a widow—meaning that her husband had died. In that time, things were not going well because wicked Ahab had become king, and he and […]

5-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting CHILDREN OF THE BIBLE Part 5: David Remember the story of Samuel and how he grew to be a great leader. He didn’t sit on a throne or wear a crown as most kings do, but he was a ruler and teacher for the people of God. He was also called a prophet because […]

4-The Mystery of Childhood

Highlighting CHILDREN IN THE BIBLE Part 4: Samuel God’s people had lived happily in Egypt for long time and were happy. But sadly everything suddenly changed. A new Pharaoh—who was like a king—ruled the country and he did not like the people of God. God saw what was happening and decided they should leave Egypt. He called Moses to lead […]