A BOY AND HIS LUNCH - Interactive Bible Story

John 6: 1-14

Instructions: Every time you hear the word "sleeping", put your hand on your lips and say, "Shhh." Every time you hear "see Jesus" raise both arms upward and yell, "Yeah!" It may be helpful to have another adult lead the class with the sounds.

It was dark outside. The moon and stars were shining. The sun was not yet up.

Everyone was still sleeping.

Daddy was sleeping.

Mother was sleeping.

The boy was sleeping.

Pretty soon mother rolled over. But she did not wake up. She was still sleeping.

Daddy pulled the covers up around his neck. But he did not wake up. He was still sleeping.

The boy had a dream. But he did not wake up. He was still sleeping.

The sun started to shine. Mother got up. But Daddy did not. He was still sleeping.

The boy did not get up. He was still sleeping.

The mother went to the kitchen. She found five small barley loaves of bread and two fish. She put them in a sack. She worked quietly. Everyone was still sleeping.

She went to the boy's room. She gently wakened him and said: "Today, you can go see Jesus!"

The boy quickly jumped out of bed. He wanted to shout, "WOW. I can't wait to see Jesus."

But his daddy was still sleeping.

As the boy dressed, he thought about all the things he had heard about Jesus. Jesus told stories. Jesus healed people who were sick. Jesus raised to life a little girl who had died. Jesus took children in his arms and showed how much He loved them. Today, Jesus was going to be close to where he lived and his mother and daddy said he could go. He dressed hurriedly because he just couldn't wait to see Jesus!

He told his mother good-bye. He headed down the road to where he had heard Jesus would be today. He just couldn't wait to see Jesus!

Pretty soon he saw a large crowd of people. Instead of walking fast, he started to run. He didn't want to miss anything. He just couldn't wait to see Jesus!

All day long, the boy watched as Jesus healed sick people. Pretty soon his tummy started to growl. He was hungry. It was past suppertime. He remembered his mother had packed him lunch and he opened his sack and took out the bread and fish. He was just about ready to take a bite when Andrew, one of Jesus' disciples said to him: "I notice you have a lunch with you. There are 5,000 men here, plus women and children. We have no food for them. Jesus has asked that I bring him your lunch. Is that okay?"

The boy put the five barley loaves and the two fish back into his sack and handed it to Andrew. Andrew took the lunch to Jesus. He opened the lunch and said to Jesus, "All we have are these five small loaves of bread and two fish."

Jesus took the five loaves, looked up into the sky and asked God's blessing on the meal. He broke the loaves apart and gave them to the disciples to feed the people.

Then he took the fish, gave thanks to God, and passed them out to the people. Everyone ate and ate and ate and ate until they were full! When the scraps were picked up, there were 12 baskets of food left over!

The little boy was so excited he had given his lunch to Jesus and had been there to see this
miracle and to see Jesus!