Miracles come to those who have faith
CSMP-booklet Aug 2010

Write on the board Doctrine and Covenants63:9: “But, behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe.”
Explain that the word signs in this scripture can also mean miracles. Have the children stand and read the scripture aloud together. Point out the word faith.
Explain that miracles are not always dramatic events and that we must first have faith, and then we will recognize miracles in our lives. Also explain that even though we have faith, we will still experience sorrow, pain, and suffering, but God is aware of our needs and will care for us.

Tell in your own words the story of Moses asking Pharaoh to let God’s people go out of Egypt (Exodus 7–10).
Before beginning the story, invite the children to practice making sounds or actions to go with some of the plagues.
For example:

Have the children listen closelyas you tell the story. Tell them that when you raise your hand they can make the sound or movement to represent the plague you are telling about, and when you lower your hand they should stop. After you tell about each plague, tell the children that Pharaoh still refused to let the people go. Pharaoh saw many miracles and signs, but he would not believe in God. Contrast this story with an example where faith produced a miracle (for example, Elijah and the widow of Zarephath, Daniel and the lions, the brother of Jared, or Nephi and Lehi in prison).

If time allows, let the children come up with actions that go along with the story.

Invite one or two families in the ward to share how miracles have blessed them when they have had faith in Jesus Christ. (Ask the families well in advance so they have time to prepare.)

Testify that as we have faith, we will see miracles in our lives.