Lesson Learned: Jesus heals the young girl.
Materials Needed: construction paper, pencil, glue, ribbon
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
Talking Points: In this story we read about a father who was very sad because his little girl was very, very sick and her father thought that she had died. Jesus saw the man and went with him to his house and Jesus healed the girl. Jesus performed a miracle by bringing the little girl back to life and healing her. When we trust in God, we can do BIG things in our lives!
Questions: Has God done anything big in your life today? Have you thanked Him for it?
Cut out 6 triangles. Draw the letters to spell out “T-H-A-N-K-S”, as you do so ask the child to help you identify the letters. Cut the letters out and then glue the letters onto the triangles. Then, glue the triangles onto a piece of ribbon or string (leave enough ribbon on either end that the child can hold on to the banner).
Prayer: Dear God, You are mighty and strong. You are the great Healer of our lives. Thank you for (insert some blessing the child mentioned today) and for always watching over us. Amen!