To me, one of the fun things about teaching large group is asking kids questions. First of all, you get immediate feedback on whether or not what you are doing is working. Secondly, you get to engage the kids. However, I think the thing I like best is that you never know exactly what they are going to say. It really keeps you on your toes.
This week, we were talking about Nehemiah and the providence and protection of God. After laying out how God had worked through Nehemiah to do the impossible (rebuild the wall of Jerusalem in 52 days), I asked the kids what in their lives seemed like something impossible that God could help them with.
One little kindergarten aged girl raised her hand and said:
…Like carry heavy stuff.
Indeed he can. God often carries the heavy stuff in our lives. Imagine how weighed down we would really be if he didn’t.