Use this Jeremiah Sunday School lesson to introduce children to the power of God's spiritual healing in our lives.
Needed: Lip balm
a stick of lip balm, and ask the children if they have ever used it. Put some
on your lips, and say that the balm in the tube is very soothing when your lips
are dry and chapped. Tell them that balms have been around for a long time, and
the prophet Isaiah speaks of a "balm in Gilead," which came from the
gum of a bush in Gilead and was used by people to cure their illnesses
(Jeremiah 8:22). Then ask them if a balm can cure all the problems we might
have. Shake your head no, and say that some of our illnesses require more than
balm, such as when we are feeling guilty or discouraged or lonely. Explain that
when we feel these inner pains, we can come to church and receive the
forgiveness of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the love and friendship
of Jesus. Ask the children to hold hands with you in a circle, and ask them to
tell you how it feels to be close to one another in church. Invite them to
close their eyes and pray together, as you say, "Healing God, come into
our circle today and help us to feel better inside. Forgive the mistakes we
have made, fill us with the gift of your Holy Spirit, and touch us with the
love of your Son Jesus. We thank you for your healing and help, which is so
much better than any balm. Amen.
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