Sunday July 5th

Sunday Stars    July 5th  2020

Fourth  Sunday after Trinity

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a good week. Things are slowly getting back to normal. I hear the theme parks are opening – Great !

The Reading today:  Matthew  Chapter 14 ,  Mark Chapters 6 and 7

Jesus walks on water.

Today we read of a different type of miracle, instead of healing people Jesus shows his miraculous powers by walking on water.

After a very busy day teaching a large crowd Jesus decides he would like to go up the nearby mountains and pray.  Meanwhile he tells his disciples to get into a boat and go ahead of him to the other side of the lake towards Capernaum.

However the boat was severely tossed by the waves and was in the midst of the sea.  The disciples were worried about how they could meet up again with Jesus !  Suddenly the disciples spotted Jesus, he was walking on the sea.  The disciples were very troubled “It is a Spirit” they cried.

Jesus spoke to them and said “Do not worry, don’t be afraid.”

The disciple Peter answered Jesus “Lord let me walk towards you on the water”

Jesus said “Come to me Peter”

Then Peter walked towards Jesus on the sea but a gust of wind took Peter by surprise and he was afraid that he would drown.  “Lord save me” cried Peter and Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him.

Jesus said to Peter “O you of little faith, why did you doubt ?”

They both entered the boat and the wind ceased.  The disciples all knew then that Jesus was truly The Son of God.

Suggested activities.

  1. Half fill a washing up bowl and find six things that will float.  Now find six things that will sink.  Do you know why some things float while others sink?
  2. Water can be fun but also dangerous, so always take care.  Draw a picture of you at the seaside or write a story about being on the beach
  3. What kind of boats have you been in ?  Have you been canoeing or sailing ?  Perhaps you have made a small model boat to sail on the water.  Make a paper boat, sail it in a bath or paddling pool.

Have a good week, thinking of you, keep well.

God Bless

Irene.