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Word Search Puzzle for Children

This week's puzzle is about Gideon a prophet and judge in the Old Testament. He advised people for 40 years and helped to keep peace when problems arose. One day an Angel of God came to Gideon and said, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Valor means full of courage or brave.)

The Israelite people had disobeyed God so He let them be ruled over by mean people (Midianites) for 7 years. Then one day God asked Gideon to drive the Midianites out of the Israelite territory. Gideon really couldn't believe that God chose him to fight the Midianites and save the Israelites. But God did choose him and told him to follow HIS instructions. Gideon did what God told him to do and his small army beat the Midianites' large army. They only used torches and jars instead of swords because they listened to God's instructions. The rescue God accomplished through Gideon demonstrates the power of the LORD to use a humble warrior to overcome a strong enemy. This story in Judges 6:1-2, 12-16 & 7:2-8, 15-22 reminds us about the coming Kingdom of Christ, when Jesus overcomes all nations through the witness of the church. Let us remember that Gideon listened to God's instructions and when we read the BIBLE and do what God teaches us through it, we will be successful at whatever we do!

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