In the children’s Bible storybooks that I read to my daughter the opening pages begin with, “This is a story from God’s book, the Bible. It’s for [say name(s) of your child(ren)]. It’s for me too!”
As I read these lines the other day, "It's for Sophie, and Daddy, and for Mama too!" it occurred to me that I far too often approach Sunday school ministry with a kids-need-to-know-this-stuff attitude, when really, I need to know it too. And it’s not just that I need to “know” it. I need to be formed and transformed by it. I need to let the truth of God’s word guide my life so that I can share it with conviction.
I wonder if good teachers end up learning more than their students. How are you being shaped by the stories you're sharing with kids?