My Release Time class (grades 3 – 5) can be a little wild, but today was really neat. We were in the sanctuary talking about worship. I then asked the kids to sit quietly (which is a tall order I know) and look around. Notice the stuff in the sanctuary and make mental notes I said. After about a minute I asked the kids to share their observations. All 9 hands went in the air as they wanted to ask why certain things were in the sanctuary: “What is that? What does that mean? What’s that thing hanging on the wall?” Etc, etc… As I addressed their questions more hands went up. I challenged them and forced them to think a little bit. I think we could still be sitting there if they didn’t have to get back to catch the bus or their ride home.
It was also fun for me to see my 2 third graders come to Release Time clutching their new Bibles they received on Sunday. They were so proud of them. One of them asked me if we were going to be using our Bibles today and I said “not today”. She was bummed. I guess I know what I am doing next week.
Got to love the curiosity and the inquisitiveness of a child.
Praise be to God!