Naaman’s Leprosy Is Healed
2 Kings 5:1-14
2 KINGS 5:14
“So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan,
according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh
was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A plastic glove, baby powder and a bowl of water.
An 8’ to 10’ rope and a blindfold.
Construction paper, scissors, as many copies of the “Jesus Loves Us
All” template as the number of children in your class.
You will need a plastic glove, some baby powder and a bowl with
water. Before class begins put some baby powder into the glove
and put the glove on your hand. Try to act embarrassed about
your hand and try to keep it hidden. If a child asks you about it,
just say, “Oh, it’s really nothing.” Begin to tell the story of Naaman,
keeping your glove on through the story.
Your glove will represent the leprosy that Naaman had. When you
get to the place in the story when Naaman dips seven times in the
Jordan you can then tell your class that maybe that would be a
good idea for your hand. Dip your hands in the water seven times,
and then remove the glove. Say, “7-6-5-4-3-2-1, Wow!” Allow the
children to smell your hand, the baby powder helps your hand
smell like a baby, like Naaman’s childlike skin.
When someone in Bible times had leprosy it was a very hard thing.
They stood out from everyone else, and often had to be separated
from their family and friends. There wasn’t any cure for it, so for
it to be healed would have been a great thing. God wanted to teach
Naaman a valuable lesson and used Elisha to do it. Let’s look at
Have you ever seen a miracle? What is a miracle? Is it always
something big and spectacular like fire coming down from heaven
or can it be a small thing to help us in our daily lives? The
dictionary says that a miracle is a thing, fact or event happening
apart from the normal order of events.
What would you do to see or to receive a miracle? Would you