Every Sunday I play with preschoolers. While their moms and dads go to Sunday School, I build lego towers and pretend to eat wooden watermelon and hot dogs. Since my kids have moved beyond that stage now, it’s so much fun (and very entertaining) to interact with these kids as I try to teach them each week. I thought of my church preschool kids and their innocent faith when I read this post from Nikki on our sister site, 5 Minutes for Faith, this week.
My knees practically touch my chin as we sit in a rain drop of little chairs. That’s what we call it now, this circle made by their own 4 and 5 year-old hands. When one notices most of us funneled together on one end, she comments “We took the circle and made it better. We made a rain drop.”
We decide then to worship in the rain here every Sunday. And my cup overflows…
I can’t help but laugh when I think of how I prepared for this lesson. How I expected to teach them new discoveries. New words to use in everyday conversations. My how He must have smiled, knowing the plans He had in store for me.
In all honesty, the task of explaining the 10 Commandments to preschoolers scared me a bit. Let’s face it, I still struggle with a couple myself. Lately, though, I’ve seen them in a new light and was anxious to share my reasoning. But first they needed to know what the rules were and I was anticipating hurdling over each one.
The first couple we would fly through with ease, I was certain. Yet in an attempt to be thorough, I asked their bright eyes of wonder:
“What do you think Worship means?”