September 16 // Jesus loved the sick.

Read Luke 17:12 out loud with your family.


Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.


Q: Your friend stayed home from school with the flu. Should you go over to visit? 


Parent Note: Probably not, the flu is very contagious. Leprosy is very contagious, which is why people afflicted with this disease were made to live outside of cities and towns. Jesus was not afraid to come into contact with these people because He had the power to heal, meaning the disease would have no effect on Him. 



Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:


Dear God, thank You for being a Healer.
You draw close to the people that are lonely and sick.
Please help me to have compassion on others like You do.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.