Read Luke 17:14 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: When you’re sick, have you ever had to go back to the doctor to see if you were healing properly?
Parent Note: To make sure that doctors’ prescribed treatments are working properly, they often ask to see us awhile after our original visit to see if we’re getting better. This will help them to figure out if the treatment is working or if they need to do something else. In this case, Jesus had healed the people suffering from leprosy, and He asked them to go back to the priest who had diagnosed them with leprosy. There was no cure for leprosy, so when all of these people showed up without leprosy, the priest would be a witness to Jesus’ power to heal.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for taking care of me.
I know that no matter how I’m feeling, You’re right there with me.
Please help me to be a testament of Your love to other people.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.