Jesus Heals 10 Men
In life, we can choose to grumble and be selfish, or we can choose to be grateful. Everyday, we should praise God and give Him thanks. When good things happen, we can say “thank you, God.”
One day while Jesus was walking, he came upon 10 men. All of these men were sick; they had a bad skin disease. From a far distance, the men called out to Jesus, “Master, have pity on us.”
Jesus loves us. Jesus loved these men. He told them, “go and show yourselves to the priests.” The men did what Jesus said. As they were walking, they realized that Jesus had healed them. The skin disease was gone.
One of the men went back and found Jesus. He fell at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him for healing him. All of the men were healed by God, but only one of them went back to thank Jesus.
When something good happens, we are happy. Of course! We should share our happiness with God. We can take the time to thank God.
When good things happen, I can say “thank you, God.”
ITEMS NEEDED: Card stock, pen or marker, crayons ADVANCED PREPARATION: None.
DIRECTIONS: Have leaders trace the outline of each kids’ shoes onto a sheet of card stock. This can be done in one or two ways: Set the card stock on the ground and have kids step lightly onto the paper (one foot at a time so as not to damage the paper), or kids can take their shoes off and set them on the paper.
Remind kids that 10 men were healed but only 1 came back to thank Jesus. Only one man had “thankful feet.” Give kids crayons so that they can decorate their own “thankful feet.”