Have you tried heaping burning coals on the head of an enemy? It doesn’t have to be an enemy. Does someone rub you the wrong way? Does the person get on your nerves? This is what the Bible teaches to do:
Romans 12:17-20, NIV
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
I’ve written a story about a boy who was bullied, and how his dad taught him about heaping burning coals. They used love and prayer at the secret weapon. Read the story and print it to give to the children in your life.
God has provided me with help to get these stories done, so now we will have a story every week. It will also have a coloring page, a Bible activity, and a poster. I hope this will be helpful in your home and in your teaching ministry.
The purpose of this ministry is to reach missions fields, and anyone who wants to translate the stories is welcome to do it.
May God help us to follow his teachings about the burning coals. And let’s pray for the children who are bullied, as well as for the bullies.
Below is the answer to the Bible activity. Find the story under the tab “Stories for Children.”