CHILDREN’S MESSAGE for Easter 2
April 27, 2014
Materials: review the sign used by the deaf for Jesus
Do you know how to sign Jesus with your hands? It’s way that people who can’t talk with their mouths can talk with their hands.
Put your hands out. First, take your tallest finger of one hand and touch the palm of your other hand. Next, do it with your tallest finger of your other hand. Let’s try doing it.
Note: use key words: touch, touch. Show me how you say Jesus with your hands.
Today’s Bible lesson is about a man named Thomas who wasn’t certain that Jesus had come back to life. When Jesus was with Thomas, Jesus put out his hands and told Thomas to put his fingers in the part of his hand where he had been nailed to the cross. You do it. What do you think Thomas did? Yes, he felt the scars, the owies, in Jesus’ hand, and then he knew that Jesus had come back to life and that he was indeed the Son of God.
For our prayer today, let’s say the words from the song Jesus Loves Me. Let’s use our sign for “Jesus” when we say Jesus. Are you ready? “Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.”
Alternate prayer: Dear Jesus, you came back to life. You helped Thomas to believe. Help us to know you as our risen Lord. And the children of God say “Amen”.
Author: Georgia Girvan (presented April 2014)