Lesson Learned: God gave Isaac and Rebekah twin boys.
Materials Needed: several pairs of socks
21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
23 The LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.”
24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.
Talking Points: Isaac and Rebekah had been married for several years and had not had any children yet. Isaac prayed for Rebekah to get pregnant and God answered her prayers; Rebekah became pregnant with twins. Twins are babies that are born at the same time from the same mom. Often times, they look the same but they can look different. Isaac and Rebekah named their Esau and Jacob.
Questions: What did Isaac pray for? Did God answer Isaac’s prayer? Did Rebekah have one baby or two babies? What are two babies born at the same time called?
Take a pile of socks and work with the child to find each pair’s “twin”.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You always answer prayers, just like You answered Isaac’s prayer and gave him and his wife twins. God, please help us remember that. Amen!