Just In The Bible?
As you put your child to bed, ask: Are miracles only in the bible or do you think God still performs miracles?
God promised He would do great and mighty things if we call out to Him (Jeremiah 33:3). Do you think God will perform a miracle when we tell Him our needs? (He might!)
Even though God is not a magic genie, waiting to answer our requests, He is a loving Father who wants to help us. We can tell Him our deepest needs and wait for Him to answer. Sometimes He says no or wait, but many times He says yes.
Jesus displayed the power of God when He performed miracles on earth. We can trust Him to take care of us, help us, and provide for our needs. Be on the lookout for miracles this week!
Read the following “assignments” to your children.
Make it snow.
Heal a sick person.
Create a moon.
After you have read these “assignments,” ask your children if they could complete those tasks. Emphasize to your children that it would take a miracle to complete them. Ask how they would describe a miracle. A miracle is a special event that only Jesus (and God) can perform.
When Jesus performed miracles, He showed others the power of God, but He also showed people how much He loves and cares for people. Our job is to have faith in Jesus as our Savior. We can trust Him and believe He will do what He says He will do because He is loving and all-powerful.
Move Those Rocks!
Read or tell the following story to your children:
Jake’s dad announced at breakfast, “The lot where we are going to build our house is filled with rocks. Jake, I want you to clear the yard of all the rocks.”
Jake was excited about their new house, so he got the wheelbarrow and began picking up the big rocks and carting them to the woods nearby. He worked hard because he wanted to help and please his dad. But Jake soon realized some of the rocks were just too big for him to move. He pushed and shoved, but they just wouldn’t budge. Finally, Jake went back to his dad and said, “Dad, I tried to move the rocks, but I just can’t do it.”
“Have you done all you can?” his dad asked.
“I have. I’ve pushed and pulled and just can’t do it.” Jake admitted.
“Jake, I appreciate what you’ve done. But you haven’t done all you can to move the rocks,” his dad said.
“I don’t understand,” Jake added.
“You haven’t asked me to help you,” Jake’s dad explained. “I will help you move the rocks you can’t move by yourself. All you need to do is ask me.”
Ask your children: Do you ever feel like you have to do things by yourself? Do you ever feel like some things are too big for you to handle? What can you do? (Ask God to help.)
Jesus helped many people do things they couldn’t do on their own. He fed crowds of people with small amounts of food. He healed diseases and cast out demons. He calmed storms and fears and walked on water! Jesus had the power to do things no one else could do. We can ask Jesus to do things we can’t do ourselves—things that are too big for us to handle. Jesus can do miracles.