March 12, 2021 | Nathan Johnson
The Rivers Class continues their Lenten journey …
Just as Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for Christmas, rich with its own traditions, Lent is a time of waiting and preparation for Easter, rich with its own traditions.
The holy stories often use the number 40 – 40 years that God’s people spent in the wilderness after being delivered from slavery, waiting to find the promised land, 40 days that Noah spent on the Ark, waiting for the rain to stop, just to name a few.
To the glorious miracle of Easter!
As we listen and learn about the life of Jesus, we learn so much about his ministry; who he met, who he healed, the stories he told, who he drew close to.
At the end of each story, we pray,
And then the children are invited to draw the story. Quiet music comes on, the children take out their oil pastels and silently start to draw…
In the Lord, I’ll be ever thankful
Jesus, Remember Me
Wait for the Lord
When drawing time is over, the children share their drawings.
“This is Jesus being close”
“Here are the waves. Here is the storm.”
“This is Jesus and a little boy.”
The children hold the stories in their drawings.
It is beautiful to hear the life of Jesus through their words.
This drawing time is a form of prayer.
The children may revisit their drawings during Activity Time if they have more to draw…
And we may revisit our drawings, our music, and our prayer in our closing meeting…
Sing along with Dr. Smith below!