Happy Wednesday TWCC kids, 
Today we will be learning about “Rahab and the walls of Jericho” Joshua chapters 1-6. God told Joshua that the time had come for him to lead the Israellites, across the Jordan River into the land God is giving them. God encouraged Joshua by saying, “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua appointed two spies to go into the land to see the city of Jericho. When the men arrived in Jericho they came to the house of a woman named Rahab. The king of Jericho was told that two spies had entered the city and that they were staying at Rahab’s house. The king sent messengers to Rahab telling her to bring out the spies. If you were Rahab, what would you do?  Rahab had hidden the two men on her roof top.  The king’s messengers knocked on her door. She must have been nervous as she opened the door to let them in. “Where are those Israelite spies?” they demanded. Rahab replied, “The men were here, but they have left the city. If you hurry, you will be able to catch up with them!”

Rahab begged the spies to spare her and her family since she had shown them kindness by hiding them. The spies promised that her family would be kept safe as long as they stayed inside her home when Israel came to attack the city. Then they told her to tie a rope in her window that would be the sign to Israel to spare Rahab and her family.The spies returned to Joshua and told him how the people of Jericho were melting in fear of the Israelites.

Jericho was hard to get into. It was shut up tight. But God told Joshua that Jericho was going to be for the people of Israel. The people are to march around the city – silently – 1 time for 6 days. On the seventh day you are to march around seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests play the horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Guess what happened?  They shouted and all the walls fell down. Did the walls fall down because of some trumpets and shouting? No! The walls fell down because of God! Wow!

God kept the promise He made to bring His people into a good land, and He proved to His people that He was and is always faithful. God is always faithful to us too. All we have to do is TRUST GOD and He will always keep His promises.
Now I have a Superbook video for you to watch with your family on “Rahab and the walls of Jericho” lets see what happens!

Have a great day!

Melissa Coleman

Children’s Director / melissa@thewordfresno.org