Welcome back! This month we are learning about the miracles Jesus did! A miracle is something that shouldn’t be able to happen, but God makes it happen!
Today’s story can be found in Mark 10:46-52.
There was once a man named Bartimaeus who was blind. That meant he couldn’t see anything! And in Jesus’ day, people who couldn’t see couldn’t work, so they couldn’t make any money. So, most of them ended up just asking for money (called begging). Bartimaeus was sitting by the road one day, asking passersby for money, when he heard Jesus was coming by!
He started yelling, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!”
The people around Jesus all told Bartimaeus to “hush!” “Don’t bother Jesus!” But that just made him shout MORE! “Jesus! Help me please! Have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped walking and had the man come to him. He threw off his coat and ran over to Jesus. (He was SO excited, he KNEW Jesus could help him.)
“What can I do for you?” Jesus asked.
“I want to be able to see!” Bartimaeus answered.
“Go. Your faith has healed you.” Jesus said. Then, right away, Bartimaeus could see! He followed Jesus and all the people were amazed and they believed in Jesus even more!
Bartimaeus always believed that Jesus could help him…but some of the people didn’t really understand Jesus’ love and power. Most people thought Bartimaeus wasn’t very important or special, but when Jesus took time to make him better, it showed the people that God loves everyone and that He can do ANYTHING! Sometimes when God does amazing things in your life, it can help show other people how wonderful and powerful God is! Isn’t it cool to know that we are a part of God’s plan? Bartimaeus was. God always knew that one day Jesus would help him be able to see and that his faith would help other people believe. Maybe YOUR faith in God will help other people believe too!
For our craft today, we drew a circle for Bartimaeus’ face and then added a nose and mouth. Then we cut out two black eyes and two white eyes. We glued the white eyes onto our paper and taped just the top part of the black eyes on, so the black part can kind of open and shut.
Our text reads: Blind Bartimaeus is helped, now he can see! Mark 10
Thanks for joining us. Love to you all!