Today we learned that Jesus hears us! Jesus is walking down the road when he hears a blind man named Bartimaeus crying out for help. People tell Bartimaeus to be quiet, but he keeps calling out. Jesus stops, asks the man to come to him, and then heals his blindness. Just as Jesus heard Bartimaeus’ cries, Jesus hears us. Ask your children what is one thing they want to talk to Jesus about!
Try this fun family activity to practice listening!
–Clean two empty tin cans, or get disposable plastic cups, Mom or Dad: use a hammer and nail to poke a hole in the bottom of each
-Cut a 10-foot piece of string, and poke each end through the bottom of the cans. Knot the ends so the string stays in place.
-Have two people each hold one end and stand as far apart as they can so the string is taut. Practice talking and listening
-Experiment with it! What happens if you use a wire instead of string? What happens if you just tape the string to the bottom of the cans instead of poking holes? What if the string is longer or shorter? See how you can use this device to be the best listener.
-Talk about how it’s like or unlike Jesus listening to us.
Monthly Memory Verse:
“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him” John 3:17.
This month we will be praying for Widly at the House of Abraham Orphanage in Haiti.