Grade 1, Chapter 24
Talking To Jesus
Do you want to talk to Jesus?
You learned about prayer in Chapter 23. Praying
is talking to God. Jesus wants you to talk to him. He loves to talk to
children! In the Bible, there is a special story about Jesus and the children.
Do you know the story? Download the story
or you can read it here!
One day, Jesus was very tired. He had been
teaching the people all day! He sat down on a rock to rest. As he sat
down, a group of children walked up to Jesus. They had been waiting
all day to visit him! They wanted to talk to him, too!
Some of Jesus' followers tried to stop the children. "He is too tired
to see you now," they said. "You shouldn't bother Jesus."
Then, Jesus spoke. "Let the children come to me," he said. "Do not stop
them. They are special members of God's family. The children love God
Then, Jesus opened his arms. He welcomed the children. He hugged each
one of them and blessed them.
--Based on Mark 10: 13-16
Jesus welcomes us like this each time we pray
to Him. When do you talk to Jesus? Draw a picture of Jesus blessing the
children. Hang it somewhere so it will remind you to pray to Jesus.