The Miracles of Jesus
Jesus is never too busy or too far away to hear and answer our prayers.
From Luke and John's Gospels.
Preschool to Grade 2.
Jesus performed many miracles so that people would know that He was the
Son of God. A miracle is something only God can do. You
cannot make people better, can you? (Let the children respond
Or answer prayers and do things that no human can do. Who
can do things like this? (Let the children respond
Yes, only God can do this. God gave Jesus the power to do miracles
as well. I'm going to tell you about some of the miracles that
Feeding the Five Thousand:
One day Jesus was preaching to a large crowd of people and when evening
came, the disciples were worried because the only food they had were
five small loaves of bread and two tiny fish. But Jesus said,
"Bring them to Me", and taking the loaves and fish, He prayed over
them and blessed them. And then He broke them into pieces and
gave them to the disciples to give to the people.
Peter was so surprised that the bread and fishes kept growing as fast
as he could give it to people all around him. What would you
have done? (Let the children respond). I'm sure Peter
went faster and faster as he shouted, "Quick, take what you want!
Hurry up now!" He wanted to see if the bread would run
out! But, it didn't, and Peter was amazed to see that five
thousand people ate until they were full and there was still plenty
of food left over!
Walking on Water:
One evening, Jesus' disciples were in a boat far out on the lake, and
Jesus came to them walking on the water. Peter's eyes nearly
popped out of his head. "Lord," he shouted, "If it is You,
tell me come to You on the water." Jesus answered, "Come!"
Peter jumped up excitedly, and climbed over the side of the boat,
nearly overturning it in his haste! He put one foot on the
water and it did not sink! He placed his other foot on the
water and bounced up and down a little. Wow! It was like
walking on jelly. "This is fun", he shouted and took some steps
towards Jesus. Just then a wave crashed over his feet and
splashed all over him. Suddenly Peter was afraid, and
beginning to sink, he cried, "Lord, save me!" Do you think
Jesus just let Peter sink into the water and drown? (Let the
No, He didn't. Jesus reached out His hand and caught Peter.
"Oh man of little faith", said Jesus, "Why did you doubt?" And
Jesus then helped Peter back into the boat, and as they did so, the
wind stopped blowing and there was a great calm! This miracle
so amazed everybody in the boat that they said, "Truly Jesus, You are
the Son of God!"
A man called Jairus came to Jesus one day and fell at His feet saying,
"Lord, my little daughter is dying. Please come and put Your
hands on her so that she will be healed and live." His plea
touched the heart of Jesus and He replied, "Yes, I will go with you,"
And so Jesus went with Jairus, and the disciples and a large
crowd followed. As they came near to Jairus' house, some men came
out and said to Jairus, "Your daughter is dead, so why bother the
teacher any more?"
But Jesus told Jairus, "Don't be afraid Jairus, just believe."
And when they came to the house, people were weeping loudly.
Jesus asked, "What is all this wailing about? The child is not
dead but asleep." The people laughed at Jesus and so He put them
all outside and shut the door. He then went into the child's room
with Jairus, his wife and some of His disciples.
Do you think it was too late because the girl was already dead?
(Let the children respond). No, Jesus took her by the hand
and said, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!" Immediately the girl
stood up and walked around the room to their complete astonishment!
Jairus could not believe his eyes and hugged his daughter. I think
he said, "Master, You have given me back my beloved daughter!" And
Jesus would have answered him, "Whoever comes to Me I will never drive
Jesus Answers Prayers:
In the same way as Jairus, you can reach out to Jesus as well.
Jesus healed those who came to Him and believed in Him. He is
never too busy or too far away to hear you pray to Him.
When you feel sick, or sad, or even angry, you can pray, "Jesus, please
help me." And Jesus will help you, make you better, and help
you to feel good inside again.