Scripture: John 9:13-41
- Students will learn God cares about our problems.
- Students will learn the vast majority of illness and disabilities from birth are not the result of the sin of the person who has them. They are the result of the curse placed an Adam and Eve that all mankind must die.
- Students will learn nothing is impossible for God if it is within His will.
- Students will learn how to test their eyesight.
Guiding Question: How can we handle impossible feeling situations with God?
Materials: Printed eye tests – https://www.sightsavers.org/protecting-sight/the-eyes/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwk_TbBRDsARIsAALJSOa03FuTj0WbOagYA2F4MXf8UpzEkiZLvohDQnVHCIxkLtzlDBOArekaAlEIEALw_wcB
Procedure: Review the story of A Blind Man Healed. Remind students that even though the man was blind, God still cared about Him just like God cares about all of our problems (big and small). The man felt it was impossible to be healed but Jesus performed a miracle and healed Him. Explain that there are things that may feel impossible for us to deal with sometimes but if it is God’s will, He will perform the impossible. It is important that we always have faith in God do make good out of any situation.
Introduce students to the eyesight test activity. Explain that today, there are people who work as eye doctors to help people find ways to protect and improve their eyesight. Explain how to use the eye test chart and give students copies of the test to practice with. Have students test each other’s vision and compare and contrast results and their meanings.
Additional Questions: How can blindness/vision loss affect day to day activities?
Supplemental Activity: Have students practice doing daily tasks such as eating, writing, cleaning, etc with a blindfold over both eyes or one eye. Have them explain their difficulties and how they can better understand now what life is like with vision impairments.