After we get ready, hear the story, ask the wondering questions, and let our own spirit and creativity interact with the story, we’re still not done. We need a way to tie together our time with God’s story, to give an ending to our special time together and prepare to take it with us as we go.
When our children enter our classroom on Sunday morning and join the circle for the story, they see that the candle is lit.
When we teach God’s sacred Bible stories with Godly Play we tell the stories; we don’t read them. We present them as we would share any moving, inspiring, amazing stories we want others to know about.
After we enjoy the story, we can’t possibly keep it to ourselves.
How sad it would be if we merely heard the story and didn’t explore it, didn’t pull it on to see how it fits.