Hi all! Welcome to February. This month we’ll be learning all about the amazing miracles Jesus performed!
Do you know what a miracle is? A miracle is something that shouldn’t be able to happen…but GOD makes it happen! Like when God helped Moses part the sea so the people of Israel could walk through. Or when God kept Daniel safe in the lion’s den. The lions SHOULD have eaten him, but God closed their mouths. Jesus did a LOT of miracles, He made sick people better, He talked to storms, He even raised people back to life who had died.
Our first story is the first miracle Jesus performed. (From John 2)
When Jesus was just starting to go around teaching, He and His disciples were invited to a party…a wedding. Jesus’ mommy Mary was there too. There were a lot of people at this party and they were all drinking wine. (Everyone drank wine back then). During the party, she pulled Jesus to the side and said, “Jesus! They don’t have any more wine to drink!” What if you had a party at your house and didn’t have any drinks for your guests?! She said, “YOU have to do something!”
But Jesus said, “Why are you bringing ME into this?!”
But Mary didn’t pay attention and she found the helpers at the party and said, “Here…do whatever He says.”
Jesus told them to get some of the big BIG jars they had sitting to the side. Then He told them to fill the jars with water. Then He told one of the helpers to take some of the water to person in charge of the party. When the helper took the water, he gave it to the person in charge and when he tasted it, he said, “THIS is good wine!” WHAT?! It was now wine! The person in charge didn’t know it had just been water…but the helper did! It was enough wine for EVERYONE and probably LOTS left over!
All the helpers and Jesus’ disciples knew He had changed the water into wine and they were amazed! The disciples really knew Jesus was very special and they believed in Him because of this miracle. Jesus took something and made it better. He showed His disciples His power and His graciousness in helping. He took something ordinary and gave it a new life…like He does with us!
For our craft today, we made water into wine pictures.
For this we took a piece each of green, white and purple construction paper. We cut a U shape out of the middle of the green paper.
Then we drew and cut out a semi circle from the white and purple and a triangle-ish from the white.
Then we put glue on each of the semi circles and put a string between them and pressed them together.
We glued our string down on the back of our paper (you could just use tape)
Then on the front, we glued our white triangle (like the bottom of a wine cup)
Our text reads: Jesus turned the water into wine. John 2
The string allowed us to turn from the white to the purple (to make it look like the water is turning into wine).
Thanks for joining us, Love to you all!