The blind will see…

Hi all! 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 is from John 9.

One day as Jesus went along, He saw a man who had been blind his whole life. He was asking people for money because he couldn’t see to work.

Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Teacher, did this man or his parents do something bad that God made him blind?”

“No, neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

After saying this, He spit on the ground, made some mud, and put it on the man’s eyes.

(We used play-doh to illustrate this part)

“Go,” He told him, “wash off your eyes.” And when the man washed off his eyes, then he could see!

All the people in the town said “Isn’t this the same blind man who used to sit and beg for money?”

Some said “Yes! It’s him!”

Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”

But he insisted, “I am the man! And now I can see!”

“How were your eyes opened?” they asked.

He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see!”

“Where is Jesus?” they asked him.

“I don’t know,” he said.

They brought him to the Pharisees who were not happy that Jesus had healed the man on the sabbath (the day of rest). “He must be a sinner, someone who disobeys God’s rules!”

But others asked, “How can a sinner do such amazing things?!” So they were divided.

They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents. They even asked them if this really was their blind boy! They had a LOT of questions for the mom dad and man who had been healed and he said, “All I know is, I was blind but now I see! We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the Godly person who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. This HAS to be the work of God.”

But some of the Pharisees didn’t want to believe it. They called the man a sinner and told him to leave the city!

Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in Me?”

Then the man said, “Yes, Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

Jesus said, “I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

When Jesus was talking about blindness this time, He wasn’t talking about their eyes. He was talking about their hearts. He was saying He came to show God to everyone. Some people would open the eyes of their heart and love God and some people would stay “blind” and not see the real God.

The Pharisees didn’t really want to see God. They wanted to follow the rules and get all the trophies for being the best at following rules. But they didn’t see Jesus. They didn’t really see that what God wants even more than for us to follow the rules, is that He wants us to LOVE Him and LOVE others. That is how we REALLY obey God.

The Pharisees were supposed to know what the Bible says better than anyone. But they didn’t really do what God wanted, so He called them “blind.” And the man who could now see believed in Jesus and so he could see with his eyes AND his heart.

Here is a video posted by SabbathSchool.

This video features Celtic Women singing “Amazing Grace.”

And this video is a kid’s version of “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord” posted by GodsKidsWorship.

Thanks for joining us. Love to you all!


Bartimaeus can see!

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!