For Parents To Teach To Their Children
Our Art Gallery
“Jairus and His Daughter”
“When Jesus had crossed again in the boat
to the other side,
a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.
One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward.
Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying,
‘My daughter is at the point of death.
Please, come lay your hands on her
that she may get well and live.’
He went off with him,
and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.
While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said,
‘Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?’
Disregarding the message that was reported,
Jesus said to the synagogue official,
‘Do not be afraid; just have faith.’
He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside
except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official,
he caught sight of a commotion,
people weeping and wailing loudly.
So he went in and said to them,
‘Why this commotion and weeping?
The child is not dead but asleep.’
And they ridiculed him.
Then he put them all out.
He took along the child’s father and mother
and those who were with him
and entered the room where the child was.
He took the child by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha koum,’
which means, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise!’
The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around.
At that they were utterly astounded.
He gave strict orders that no one should know this
and said that she should be given something to eat.”
Our Art Project–A Beautiful Cross
With whatever art supplies you have at home, invite your child to draw or paint a beautiful cross. Then display it in your home. The blue cross is made by cutting a clean sponge into a square, then dipped in kids’ tempera or poster paint and pressed onto paper. Vegetables (celery, carrot, and sliced okra) are cut, then dipped into the paint, and pressed onto the painted cross. I made this when okra was in season. When sliced and dipped into paint any vegetable can used as a stamp. Okra makes a cute little flower and the end of a celery stick, dipped into paint, reminds me of a seagull or a wave. Summer is a great time for creativity!