Last Sunday (3rd March) saw our monthly Family @ 4 gathering at Tartaraghan. Over 70 people enjoyed a great afternoon of fun and fellowship. The bible story we focused on this week was Blind Bartimaeus. (Mark 10: 46 – 52). Which meant all our craft activities centred around this story which included bandaging with icing, creating funny doctor eggs, painting an almost lifesize ambulance and a Bartimaeus happy and sad face. Not your normal every day craft I’m sure you’ll agree but all the kids ( and the parents) had great fun even if it was a bit messy!
The story, with our world renowned actors, told how Bartimaeus was not happy with being blind. He believed that Jesus could help him and he persevered in asking Jesus for help. Jesus heals us physically, mentally,emotionally and spiritually, but not always right away. We need to continue to have faith and to persevere in our relationship with him. Jesus opened Bartimaeus’ eyes in more than one way – both physically and spiritually. ‘ I was blind but now I see’ John 9:25.
Following the story and some great singing by everyone we had built up an appetite for dinner – sausages and chips – everyone’s favourite. So all in all a great afternoon was had by all.
Next Family @ 4 session is on Sunday May 10th – we hope to see you there.