God is everywhere Bible Story for young children based on Genesis 16 – you can read the full story here.
I chose the story about Hagar running away to illustrate the truth that God is everywhere. Hagar thought she was all alone but God was there – he saw her and cared for her. I’ve used a knitted doll to represent Hagar. If you don’t have knitted doll then use a puppet. You could also print out or draw a simple figure and glue onto a lollipop stick to make a puppet. Wooden spoons can make great people for storytelling too!
God is everywhere – story idea
Say hello to Hagar!
Hagar was very sad. She ran away from her home. She sat down and looked around. There was no one there. No one.
But God knew where Hagar was. He spoke to her, ‘Everything will be alright Hagar. Go back home.’
Hagar listened. She knew that God could see where she was. She knew that God is everywhere. Hagar said, ‘You are the God who sees me. You are the God who looks after me.’
Hagar was happier. She got up and went back home.
God sees you. God cares for you. Wherever you go, God is there.
Click on the link for another retelling of this story plus a craft idea! (It’s a printable!)
This story was told as part of a series ‘What is God like?’ All the stories are in this post.