A woman in our Life Group asked if someone could help with her Sunday morning Kindergarten Class. Her usual assistant was dropping off a kid at college.
So I responded, “Sure, I’ll help.”
My duties were basically crowd control. You know, help them stay seated, keep them from getting crazy with their neighbors and make sure nobody got hurt.
The teacher, who is a professional school teacher, was phenomenal. Her teaching skills were impressive. Her ability to engage each child with respect and dignity was effective. She could do a lot with just the sound and tone of her voice.
If I had been the teacher I would have been outwitted, outplayed and outlasted by a bunch of sweet little five year old kids. I was barely getting by with crowd control.
While making the first letter of their names with Play-Doh one kid asked another:
“Where does Play-Doh come from?” The kid shrugged and said, “I think it’s magic.”
When asked what they knew about God and his Son:
“I think God and Jesus are basically the same person.”
“Jesus went to the cross and there were fireworks.”
When asked, “Can you name something God made that we can see.”
“Kids riding bikes. I saw a picture of it on the wall.”
The Play-doh kid said, “Play-Doh.”
MY TAKE AWAY’S
They were adorable and smart. One child knew the days of creation, of what happened each day. One named four or five things she learned in school that week. One child wanted to talk and say all kinds of things. Some raised their hands when they wanted to speak or answer a question. I went away blessed to have been there.
I laughed, marveled and thanked God for such precious people. They were obviously from loving families who are talking about God in their homes. It was so sweet.
I think I’ll go back next week!