Bible Texts:

Luke 7:11-17


Children's Bible Story sources:

"The widow of Nain," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.245


 Children's Story Resource

A Mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by John Butler

A baby hippo who finds comfort in the presence of his mama suffers lossand uncertainty when he is swept away in a flood. He finds solace in an unexpected friend.

How these stories are connected: Mzee comforts and takes care of Owen. In a similar way, Jesus sees the widow who has lost her only son and has compassion for her. 


Questions about A Mama for Owen

     What was Owen’s life like before the flood?

     How do you think Owen felt when he realized he wasn’t at his river and he couldn’t find his mama?

     Why do you think Mzee took care of Owen?

     How do you think that made Owen feel?


Questions about the Bible story:

     How do you think the woman felt when her only son died?

     Why do you think Jesus cared about that?

     How do you think the mother felt when Jesus gave her son back to her? Why?


 Questions about our lives: 

     How do you think Jesus helps us when we are scared?

     Who do you trust to help you when your parents aren’t around? Why? 



Dear God, thank you for the people who help us when we are scared and alone. Thank you Jesus that you care about us and always surround us with people who help us. Amen.