Let me share with you one of my best ministries. It takes place every Wednesday morning in the elementary school library. Before school starts I have about 30-40 children who show up for a devotional. We sing songs about God and then have a Bible story. Each week I bring an object in my “red bag” and then tie that in to a Bible story. It’s one of the highlights of my week.
I’m always amazed at the kids who love to sing and learn new songs. I’m even more amazed that there are kids who have never heard Bible stories that I’ve heard all my life. Many times I get questions like, “Is that a real story about Jonah and the fish or did you make that up?” More than once I was asked, “I liked that story about David and Goliath. I’ve never heard that before.”
One of my favorite things about devotional at the elementary school is when I have kids come up to me at other places like the store, ballgames or the park and say, “Hey you’re the bible story guy.” That one makes me smile every time.
Not long ago there was a little girl who kept inviting me to come over to her house. After about the fourth week of an invitation to come over I asked her, “Are you wanting me to come play?” To which she quickly responded, “Oh no, I want you to come tell me some more Bible stories.”
I must say, my elementary school ministry is one of my favorites!