Miracles are a gift from God. They are done in the name of Jesus and by His power. Faith comes before a miracle. Before Jesus was born on the earth, He did many miracles. Jesus made the earth and everything on it. He made the sun, moon, and stars too. He saved Noah, his family, and the animals from the great flood. Jesus made the waters of the Red Sea part so the children of Israel could follow Moses out of Egypt and be free. A miracle from Jesus saved Daniel from the hungry lions, helped Jonah live in the stomach of a big fish for three days, and helped Enoch move a mountain.
When Jesus lived on the earth, He did many miracles too. One day Jesus fed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish. After the people ate there were 12 baskets of food left. When Jesus was on a boat, there was a big storm. The men on the boat were afraid. Jesus told the wind and the waves to stop. The wind and the waves stopped. Jesus healed the eyes of the blind so they could see and the ears of the deaf so they could hear. He healed the legs of the lame so they could walk. After His friend Lazarus had been dead for four days, Jesus brought him back to life. But the greatest miracles Jeus did were in the Garden of Gethsemane when He suffered for our sins, and when He died on the cross and was later resurrected.
Spring Jelly Bean Mosaic
To make a butterfly, you will need: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (22 x 28 cm) white cardstock; pen; black shoestring licorice, jelly beans, and other small candies; a container of frosting.
Instructions: Trace, copy, or print from the Internet (www.lds.org) the butterfly pattern on this page onto white cardstock. Arrange pieces of candy on the butterfly. When you have created a butterfly you like, “glue” each piece in place with frosting. You might want to do this activity in family home evening. Then discuss with your family why butterflies, newborn animals, and budding leaves and flowers remind each of you of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Illustrated by Mark Robison