Jesus Heals Craft: a Withered Hand

 

A Craft About God's Love Above Law

Back in Jesus' day it was against the law to work on the Sabbath. In this bible story told in both Matthew 12:9-14 and Mark 3:1-6, Jesus is confronted by a man with a withered hand. The Pharisees were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus of doing wrong so they pointed out that it would be against the law to heal this man on the Sabbath.

This upset Jesus very much. They were using God's law against Him. And so Jesus said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” And so Jesus healed the man's hand right there, in front of the Pharisees, on the Sabbath. He showed them that holding the law higher than God's love for His people is unlawful. 

The craft is a character cone called “A Man's Withered Hand”. This is a simple and powerful craft that shows your little makers the healing  power of Jesus. All you ever need for our crafts is paper, color, scissors and paste. So let's keep it simple and get started.

We hope this craft serves as a powerful reminder that Jesus' love for His people is above the law. He made a call that day when He healed this man's hand, to put His love for His people before the law of the land. And we think it was the right call.

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HERE'S HOW WE DO IT:

Download + Print:

Just fill out your name + email and hit "GET THE CRAFT" below to download your freebie. Print the color version or the outlined one, or both!

Cut + Paste:

Cut along dotted lines of both cones and glue where it says so. Now you can place the shorter cone with the stars on top of the first cone, and the man's hand is healed! Just like that.

Learn + Transform:

We know that law is important. And Jesus does too. But it's not more important than His love for His people. God loves us more than the law. Use this craft to explain to your little makers that God's love is the most powerful thing in the world. It can even heal His people, inside and out.

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