Hey Sunday School Friends!
I hope that you are having a really good day, and that you are staying safe and healthy!! Sometimes thinking about this virus can make us scared about getting sick, so it’s really good to remember that God is with us every day to watch over us and take care of us!
Below is a short Devotion you can do with your family for Sunday May 17, 2020!
Sunday School Devotion for May 17, 2020
Today we’re watching a story about The Good Samaritan! When Jesus was here on earth He spent most of His time teaching people about His love and forgiveness, but the other thing that He did a lot of was heal people that were sick. When Jesus met people who were blind, or lame, or deaf, or suffering from a disease, Jesus had mercy on them and made them well. He did this because He loved them, but He also wanted to show us how to be good neighbors and show mercy to the people we meet who are suffering! (If you want, you can get a box of Band-Aids to use in the activity below)
Have you ever fallen down and got a scrape or a cut?
How does it feel to be hurt? (Sad, painful, scared)
Did someone help you clean your wound and make it better? (Mom, Dad, friend, nurse, doctor)
What did they do? (Washed it off, put on antiseptic, put on a Band-Aid, wrapped it up, gave you a hug)
Ask your Mom or Dad about a time when they got hurt and who helped them get better. (Share a story)
(Get the Box of Band-Aids and take one out to look at together)
Have you ever really looked at a Band-Aid to see how it works?
- Can you tell which is the top side and which is the bottom side?
(Bottom side has the pad)
- Why are there plastic covers on the bottom side of the Band-Aid?
(To keep it clean)
- What is the white pad for and where does it go?
(Covers the wound to keep it clean and dry)
- What are the sticky parts for?
(To keep the pad in place so it doesn’t move or come off)
- Why are there holes all over the Band-Aid?
(They let air in so the wound can heal)
- Why do you put a Band-Aid on a wound?
(To keep it clean and protect it so it can heal)
When we are physically hurt, a Band-Aid is one way to show mercy. When we are hurt, physically or in other ways, Jesus is always there to help us. There are lots of people in the world who are hurt and scared all the time. Jesus loves these people just as much as He loves us, and He wants to help them, just like He helps us every day. Sometimes, the way Jesus chooses to help people in need is to send you and me to show them the same love and mercy that Jesus shows us every day. When we meet people in need, we can show them mercy, just like Jesus!
Let’s watch the Story about “The Good Samaritan” – Click to see the video:
One verse in the Bible where Jesus reminds us to show mercy is Luke 6:36 – In this verse Jesus tells us to show mercy to others just like His Father shows mercy to us. Another verse is Matthew 5:7. If you want, you can get a Bible and read these verses together!
One way to be a good neighbor and show mercy to people is to give them things they don’t have that could help them. Get a Gallon Ziploc Bag and fill it up with things you think a homeless person could use (Some ideas: a box of Band-Aids, a granola bar, a wash cloth, a small bar of soap, a toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, a comb or brush, a small shampoo bottle, and a pair of warm socks or gloves). Keep the bag in your car, and next time you see a homeless person on the side of the road, show them mercy like Jesus, and give them the bag of supplies to help make their life easier!
Say this Prayer together: Dear Jesus, thank you for giving us what we need every day. Help us to show mercy like You by sharing what we have with someone who needs it! In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
Look for a new Sunday School Devotion next week!!
Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!
(Please share this Devotion with anyone you feel could use it!!)