A miracle is something wonderful only God can do. Take a minute to think about that definition that we will be teaching your preschooler over the next few weeks. When I meditate on it, I realize that miracles are happening around me all the time – mostly lives that are changing because of Jesus. Only God can truly change a heart. What a blessing that our church family is full of walking, talking miracles. Are you one? Don’t forget to thank Him for that miracle today.
HIGHLIGHTS from the Weekend…
Your child learned this week that Jesus has power to do many wonderful things that only God can do, even heal people who are sick. As Jesus came into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, have pity on us!” When Jesus saw them, He said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” As they went, they were cleansed! One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him. Jesus asked, “Weren’t all ten men healed? Where are the other nine?” Then He told the man, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:11-19)
- Jesus has the power to heal because He is God.
- A miracle is something wonderful only God can do.
"I praise you Lord for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works
are wonderful, I know that full well. " Psalm 139:14
3 Activities that Help Us Learn That Jesus Has The Power to Heal Because He is God and A Miracle is Something Only God Can Do:
1. Jesus Heals
Rub a thin layer of “Elmer’s glue” on your child’s hand and let it dry.Once it is dry, talk to your child about how it makes his skin look and feel.Explain a little bit about the disease of leprosy—it makes your skin get sick and hurt. You cannot be with your friends and family because you can give them your germs and then their skin would get sick. Then, peel it off and talk about how exciting it must have been when Jesus healed the lepers’ skin. When Jesus healed the lepers, their skin was made healthy right away.Read the story of how Jesus healed the 10 lepers and then talk with your child about the story using these questions:
1. What is a miracle?
2. What does Jesus have the power to do?
3. How many men did Jesus heal?
4. What did one of the men come back and say to Jesus?
5. How can we give Jesus glory for how He takes care of us?
2. 10 Lepers
Using a gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out 10 men from sugar cookies and bake according to the recipe.After the cookies have cooled, use icing and attach red hots or another circular candy all over the gingerbread men.Talk about how Jesus healed all of the men of leprosy because He has the power to heal because He is God, but only one man thanked Jesus.
During snack time this week, let your children create a tree out of grapes & pretzel sticks. Cut many green grapes in half and get some thin pretzel sticks and even a long pretzel rod. On a plate, let your child make a tree using the grapes and pretzels, then add a teddy graham to the tree to be Zacchaeus and one on the ground to be Jesus.
Father thank you for helping us see this Truth today. Thank you for sending Jesus to seek and save the lost. Help us to give you more of our heart and to respond to this Truth in a way that honors and glorifies you.
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