Sep 27 – Oct 3 Family Devotions
This comes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s book Children of God Storybook Bible
Week of September 27 – October 3
Theme: GOD BRINGS LIGHT AND LIFE (Mark 5 & 8)
A blind man felt his friends pulling him through the noisy crowd. Is Jesus really going to be able to heal me? he wondered. At last he heard one of his friends pleading, “Master, we beg you. Touch our friend so he can see again.”
Then the blind man felt Jesus’ hands gently touch his eyes.
“Can you see anything?” Jesus asked.
“I can see people, but they look like trees walking around.”
So Jesus put his hands onto the man’s eyes again. This time the man looked around in wonder, “Wow! Now I can see clearly!” Another time, a man named Jairus ran to Jesus with tears streaming down his face. “Please, Master, my daughter is dying. Come quick.”
When they got to Jairus’ house, the girl had already died, and everyone was weeping.
“Don’t cry,” Jesus said. “She’s just sleeping.”
Jesus took Jairus and the girl’s mother into the room where she lay.
He took the little girl’s hand and said, “Child of God, wake up!” She immediately sat up in bed!
Then her stomach growled. Jesus smiled and said, “Feed her. She’s hungry.”
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.