VOM’s Kids of Courage resources help parents and educators teach children ages 5 to 13 about persecuted Christians. The resources provide opportunities for children to serve and pray for their suffering brothers and sisters around the world.
The following story for children comes from the Bold Believers in Syria activity book, available free from the Downloads section of www.kidsofcourage.com Bold Believers in Syria includes stories, activities, crafts, recipes, and history and culture facts that help children understand the daily lives of their brothers and sisters who are facing Islamic extremism.
To find information and resources for youth and adults about bold believers living under Islamic extremism, go to www.i-am-n.com.
Syrian Kids Protected from Bomb
At a Christian school in Syria, the students fast and pray for peace in their country. They memorize Psalm 91, and they use the psalm to guide prayers for their families. “We shall not be afraid of the terror by night,” they pray. Thankfully they have seen answers to their prayers.
One night, a driver made a serious mistake in the city where the children go to school. He got into his car after he had been drinking alcohol, and he tried to drive. But he could not drive straight. His car ended up sideways, blocking the road. The driver got out of the car and walked away.
The next morning, no vehicles could drive on the street because the car blocked the way. The school children were stuck on the road in their buses as people looked for the car’s driver.
While the children waited for the road to clear, a bomb exploded farther down the street. At that time of the morning, the school buses were usually near the place where the bomb exploded. The car that blocked the road prevented them from possible injury.
Read Psalm 91. Why do you think the Syrian children use it to guide their prayers? (Share your answer in the comments to this post.)