Godly Play Activities
This is now the 2nd Sunday in Lent. Did you manage to colour in any of the boxes from last weeks’ sheets? Don’t worry if you didn’t, I know that you have been busy catching up with school work again. Let’s journey through Lent with more stories about Jesus.
Here is one of the ‘Faces of Easter’ – it is Jesus healing a blind man.
Today I am going to tell you one of the other healing stories.
Here is another of the ‘Faces of Easter’ – it is Jesus visiting the temple in Jerusalem when he was 12 years old.
The little girl in our story is also 12 years old.
One day as Jesus was walking through a place called Capernaum, a large crowd of people began to gather round him. They had heard he was there and many wanted to hear him speak and be healed. A man called Jairus who was an official at the local synagogue pushed his way through the crowd. His daughter (the bible doesn’t tell us her name) who was only 12 years old was very sick. Jairus asked Jesus to come home with him and make his daughter well.
As they were making their way to the house, a messenger came to tell Jairus that his daughter had died. Jairus began to cry. “Have faith” Jesus said, “only believe and she will be well.” Jesus sent the crowd away and went to the house.
When Jesus got there everyone was crying, but he told them the little girl was not dead but only sleeping; then he sent them all outside. He took Jairus, the child’s mother and Peter, James and John, his three disciples into the room with him.
Holding her hand, Jesus gently whispered “little girl, get up now.”
Jairus’ daughter got up out of bed and began walking around the room.
Jesus smiled and told her parents to give her something to eat.
Her parents were very happy.
Let’s pray… Father God, We pray for all who are feeling poorly today, And ask that you can make them better, in Jesus name, Amen.