The child will be able to express that God still performs miracles today.
Bible Story Reference: Acts 3:1-10
Psalm 118:1 (NIV)
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Peter and John were on their way to the temple to pray. There, they saw a man who had been born unable to walk. He was being carried to the temple door where he was placed every day. He sat there daily and begged from the people who were going in to the temple.
“Do you have any money?” asked the disabled man.
“Look up at us!” they answered. The man obeyed. He thought Peter and John were going to give him some money.
“I do not have silver or gold,” Peter said. “But I will give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ, get up and walk!” Then, Peter took his hand and helped him up.
Immediately, the man’s feet and ankles were healed. Then, he started jumping and walking around. He went into the temple with the disciples, and everyone saw that he had been healed.
They knew he was the beggar who had been sitting beside the temple door. Everyone was surprised that he was healed and praised God.
Peter gave the disabled man something even more valuable than what he asked for: healing in the name of Jesus!
Jesus returned to heaven, but the Holy Spirit was with his disciples. They continued to do the work of Jesus here on earth—including performing miracles in his name. Miracles have not stopped happening. God still performs miracles through and for his followers today, too.
No matter what, God values everyone. It does not matter if we are rich, poor, sick, or healthy. We are all important to God, and he wants us to be kind and respectful to everyone, too.
Thank you for all the wonderful blessings and miracles you perform in my life. Amen.
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