One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but Jesus’ closest followers told them not to bother him. Then Jesus called for the children and said to his followers, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! Anyone who doesn’t have their kind of belief will never experience a relationship with God.”
Gathering his twelve closest followers around him, Jesus told them, “As you know, we are going to Jerusalem. And when we get there, all the predictions of the ancient spokesmen concerning me will come true. I will be handed over to soldiers to be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit upon. They will whip me and kill me, but on the third day I will rise again.”
But they didn’t understand a thing he said…
As they approached a nearby town, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told him that Jesus was going by. So he began shouting, “Jesus, descendant of David, have mercy on me!”
When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him. Then Jesus asked the man, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“…I want to see!”
And Jesus said, “All right, you can see! Your belief has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.
Drawing Elements: Jesus, Flower (new life), Crown, Road, Darkness, Light
The flower represents the new life we receive through a relationship with God. The crown represents Jesus as a descendant of King David. The symbols for darkness and light represents the blind man coming out of darkness (blindness/sin) and receiving light (healing/new life) through Jesus.