Read Matthew 14:14 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever been sick and had to visit a doctor?
Parent Note: When you go to the doctor, they use a number of clues to determine what exactly has made us unwell, and they prescribe medicines or treatments to slowly make the pain or discomfort stop. Jesus didn't require the sick people who sought His help to give Him a detailed medical history before deciding how to heal them—He just prayed, laid His hands on them, or told them that they were healed, and it was so. This story describes not only the miracle of Jesus feeding more than 5,000 people, but also discusses His miraculous power to heal people.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, You're amazing!
You showed us that You know our needs and take care of us.
Please help us to turn to you when we need help because you are able to provide.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.