Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Luke: Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter (Luke 8:41-56; Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:25-43)
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.
One day a leader of the Jewish synagogue, Jairus, came to Jesus and begged him to heal his 12 year old daughther who was at the point of death. Of coure Jesus went with him. Along the way Jesus stopped to perform another miracle. In the meantime something terrible happened.
Ask the children…
What happened while Jesus was delayed and performing another miracle?
“While he was still speaking to her, a messenger arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. He told him, ‘Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.’” (Luke 8:49)
What did Jesus say to Jairus about this?
“But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just have faith, and she will be healed.’” (Luke 8:50)
When Jesus got to Jairus’ house, there was a crowd their weeping and mourning Jairus’ daughter’s death. Jesus told them that she was just sleeping and they laughed at Him. That didn’t stop Jesus. What miracle did He do?
“Then Jesus took her by the hand and said in a loud voice, ‘My child, get up!’ And at that moment her life returned, and she immediately stood up! Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.” (Luke 8:54, 55)
Jesus power to heal didn’t stop when someone died. Since He created each person from dust and breathed into them life, He could raise them death just as easily. Miracles are not hard for Jesus, even if they seem hard to us. For Him they are as natural as breathing
Ask your children how hard it is for them to breathe. Remind them that miracles are that easy for Jesus, they just seem hard to us. Spend some time praying with faith about something that that needs a miracle. Why not share what miraculous need you have in the comment section below so others can pray about it too.
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.