Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho


Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

By Yaritza Gello

Church School children recreating the Battle of Jericho with materials found around Union Chapel.

In the Book of Joshua, the Bible tells us that Jericho was a heavily fortified city with double walls that reached up to the heavens. We had lots of fun recreating this city out of different materials found around the church. We even had a crocodile in the river!

How do you attack a city like Jericho’s without modern weaponry? The children were prompted to come out with a plan to attack the city. This included sending spies in disguise through the city’s gates, opening the gates from inside, and digging an underground tunnel to allow the Israelite army inside.

“The city is impenetrable,” the children said. We cannot win this battle!” The Bible shows us otherwise. It teaches us that with God all things are possible. Jericho was defeated by a most unusual plan. The details of the battle left many of us astounded! We all learned that we must always obey and trust God.

The Church School children blowing the shofar, which played a vital role in the battle of Jericho.

For the little ones, games and songs continue to be a favorite part of the class. For the last couple of weeks, the children, led by teacher Michele Klimczak, have been singing Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho out of the top of their lungs. Their joy is quite contagious!

The shofar played and still plays a vital role in Jewish celebrations. During the battle of Jericho, the shofar called the Israeli army to action. Both of our classes had fun blowing the shofar much to the amusement of both the younger class and older ones!f those driving by the church that Tuesday afternoon.

“Be strong and courageous!” – Joshua 1:9