After God had supplied flour and oil to the widow and her son (and their guest prophet Elijah), tragedy struck her household. Her son became ill and died.
When faced with this the woman did not pray but complained about God to Elijah. Elijah ALSO complained, but to God, AND and asked God for healing.
There is something really important for kids to learn here… Elijah’s prayer to God was “real”. He did not pretend he wasn’t upset at God for what happened. He didn’t use flowery words that “sounded” like a prayer, he just said to God exactly what was on his heart. As you role play with these puppets, you can point this out to your children.
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