Children’s Message March 12th, 2023

This is the season of Lent…. The time we get ready to celebrate the mystery of Easter……… the time we are all on the road to Jerusalem. But who will show us the way?
Once every year the people of God go up to Jerusalem, the holy city of God, to celebrate the feast of the Passover, to remember how God led them through the water to freedom.
This year as Jesus traveled to Jerusalem, people came to him. They came to be close to him because they knew Jesus would not turn anyone away, even if they were little children…….even if they were crippled or very poor……… even if they were sick and scared, and no one would talk to them.
Our story today centers around Jesus and Bartimaeus. Jesus restores sight to Bartimaeus and Bartimaeus follows Jesus on the way to Jerusalem.
I wonder how it feels to be blind?……
I wonder how it feels to see for the first time?…….
I wonder how Bartimaeus felt following Jesus on the way to Jerusalem?……..