Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Matthew: Jesus heals all who are sick and lame (Matthew 15:29-31)
Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God. If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today. Here is an easy way to do that interactively.
Jesus’ healing extended not only to those that He met one by one, but His power could heal a whole crowd of people.
Ask the children…
How many people needed healing and what kind of healing did they need?
“A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others.” (Matthew 15:30)
What did Jesus do?
“They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all.” (Matthew 15:30)
How did the crowd react?
“The crowd was amazed! Those who hadn’t been able to speak were talking, the crippled were made well, the lame were walking, and the blind could see again! And they praised the God of Israel..” (Matthew 15:31)
Jesus was not limited from healing by having to touch or even speak directly to a person. All those people got healed of all sorts of diseases at the same time just by being in the same location as Jesus.
Ask your children how that changes their ideas about praying for people’s healing. Maybe sometimes we are just to bring the presence of Jesus with us when we are around sick people. Our job is to do whatever the Holy Spirit asks us to at that moment, and He will do the rest.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.Related Posts