Guardians Of Ancora Bible Plan: Jesus And Jairus

Day 4 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

VIEW FROM A MATTRESS

To start with, she had just felt very, very tired. So, as her mother had suggested, she had taken a nap. Except that, later, she just couldn’t wake up properly. Her body felt so heavy and she ached all over. Her head was throbbing and if she tried to move she felt dizzy and nauseous. So she lay still. She would feel better soon.

But she didn’t. She felt worse. She seemed to be drifting in and out of a very deep sleep and she could hear anxious voices beside her. She lay there, trying to figure out what they were saying. Was her mother crying? Surely not! She heard her father saying something about Jesus…

It seemed as if a lifetime had passed. Through a haze she saw someone at her side. He was holding out his hand to her. He was smiling and his voice was gentle and kind, but firm too. He said, ‘Little girl, get up!’

So she did. Straight away. How did she feel? Absolutely fine, but very hungry!

TALKABOUT

What goes wrong in this Bible story?

What goes right?

What surprises you?

What makes you happy?

TALKING WITH GOD TOGETHER

Sit in a circle together. Starting with the oldest person, turn to the left and say: ‘Jesus says, “Don’t be afraid.”’ Pass the message round the circle.

Then start with the youngest person, turn to the right and say: ‘Jesus says, “Just have faith.”’ Pass the message round, until you have all said and heard Jesus’ words.

PLAYING GUARDIANS OF ANCORA

Switch on your game device, go to the Spire and select the Bible Quest ‘Jesus and Jairus’ (tap the ‘game-controller’ icon).

Have you completed all three chapters? You might like to replay, to make sure you have achieved all the ‘stars’ in each chapter.

Explore more about the Bible story. Check out the Family Hub on the Guardians of Ancora website for family fun around the story ‘Jesus and Jairus’. Set up an account and you will see a newsfeed of your child’s activity on the game and also have access to great ideas to take the learning from the game into all aspects of your family life.

If your device is online, visit the Theatre of the Saga (touch the ‘video camera’ button at the Spire) and watch or listen to more stories of Jesus. There are 100+ to choose from!