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, because God can do anything!
Today’s story can be found in Matt 14:22-36, Mark 6: 45-56, and John 6:16-21.
After Jesus fed all the people from the loaves and fishes, it was night and Jesus sent the disciples ahead in their boats. They started to cross the Sea of Galilee and Jesus stayed behind to pray.
Well, it started to rain…and rain and RAIN! There were BIG waves and crashing lightning and thunder. Their boats were rocked and tossed and the disciples were soaking wet and trying really hard to not let their boats sink. They worked and worked for hours through the storm, when suddenly, in the darkest part of night, they looked through the rain and saw something coming towards them.
“It’s a ghost!” they said. They were SO scared.
Jesus answered, “Don’t be afraid. It is I!” Jesus was walking toward them on the water!
Then Peter said, “I think it’s Jesus!….Jesus! If that’s You, tell me to come to you on the water.”
So Jesus said, “Come.”
Peter stepped out of the boat and started walking on the water, just like Jesus was! Then Peter started to look around at the rain and waves and he got scared, and started to sink into the water.
He got scared again and yelled out, “Jesus! Save me!”
Jesus helped him right away and then said, “Why were you ever scared? Did you think I wouldn’t help you?”
Jesus helped Peter back into the boat and the disciples said, “Wow. You REALLY ARE God’s son!” They all worshipped Jesus and they now knew for SURE that Jesus really was God’s son.
At first the disciples didn’t recognize Jesus …because they never thought He might be walking on the water to them?! We can remember that God is ALWAYS here with us. Even if things seem scary like the storm, we know Jesus will come and be with us (and sometimes we will see Him work in unexpected ways!)
Peter was the first one to recognize Jesus and he believed in Jesus’ power and started walking on the water with Jesus. When we trust in Jesus’ power, He will help us do amazing things.
But then Peter got scared and Jesus was RIGHT there to help him up again. Sometimes it’s easy to think about other things and forget that we NEED God’s help. But HE is always there to help us again.
And lastly, the disciples knew Jesus was God’s son. He controlled the rain and waves…He was stronger and more powerful. God will always come to help us and He can do ANYTHING.
For our craft today, we drew a picture of this story.
Our text reads: Jesus walks on water. We can trust Jesus! Matt 14
We found this video posted by Teaching Kids about Jesus.
And here is a peppy song by Church Strengthening Ministries.
Thanks for joining us. Love to you all!