Our Gospel reading for this Sunday 21st June told the story of ‘Jesus Calming the Storm.’The reading comes from – Mark 4 : 35 – 41.
Room 2a listened to the story in the adult Bible and then the Children’s Bible. This is what we heard –
Jesus’ Followers See His Power
35 That day, at evening, Jesus said to his followers, “Come with me across the lake.” 36 So they left the crowd behind and went with Jesus in the boat he was already in. There were also other boats that went with them. 37 A very bad wind came up on the lake. The waves were coming over the sides and into the boat, and it was almost full of water. 38 Jesus was inside the boat, sleeping with his head on a pillow. The followers went and woke him. They said, “Teacher, don’t you care about us? We are going to drown!”39 Jesus stood up and gave a command to the wind and the water. He said, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind stopped, and the lake became calm.40 He said to his followers, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”41 They were very afraid and asked each other, “What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the water obey him!”
Afterwards the students in Room 2a acted out the events of the day!
Jesus asked his disciples to go in a boat with them to the other side of the lake. They got in and set off across the lake. The water was calm.
Suddenly the wind got stronger and the waves got higher! The boat rocked from side to side!
Some of the children used a lavalava to make the wild waves. Some used musical instruments to make the sound of crashing waves and wild winds. It was a loud, scary noise!
The disciples were so worried they woke up Jesus who was asleep in the boat.
Jesus woke and stood up. He commanded the waves to be calm and the wind to be still. Suddenly the storm was over!
The wind stopped. The waves calmed. Jesus said, “Why are you afraid?” He asked, “Don’t you have any faith?”
The disciples were still very afraid. They said, “Who is this man?”
We had a good time dramatizing the gospel story. It helped us understand what happened, and will enable us to remember the sequence of the story clearly. It was fun.