The heavens must have been searching for who would teach the little kids during Sunday school lessons when their teachers started going on maternity leave one after the other. I cannot fathom how the work landed on me and I must have asked in my inner mind “of all the people in this Church, ME?? You got to be kidding me? You for real? Seriously?”
Call it divine intervention for a lost soul but if this was the way the Almighty was creating our connection then He really hit the jackpot. “Church things” as I call them are meant for the quiet, the Saints but for this lady who raps (as I have been told), listens to all kind of music, talks 5 languages (do not ask which ones) then I was in for some tough task.
I love kids that is something everyone around me can confirm and who wouldn’t want to teach them a thing or two about Him? So to prove to everyone even sinners are good at everything I took it. There’s a book that guides teachers on what to teach, songs to sing, bible verses and all that but I took a different twist. I was not the teacher to scare the little ones that the devil has horns, big red eyes yet I have never seen him!
What I did that no other teacher did was act. Drama things and am not bluffing. Thank goodness to my childhood memories those songs I was taught still ring a bell. I did not want snoring kids in the room as they had sacrificed their sleep for this Holy day so I had to be creative. The thing about drama was to eliminate shyness, make them confident and at the same time teach Bible stories in a way they would never forget through creating a vivid picture. Whenever they heard that it was drama time the innocent faces lit up and gladly volunteered for various roles. I have seen them grow to a point of standing in front of a crowd to say poems, sing name it.
Been the drama queen I have always been, Sunday school moments became my favorite days and always looked forward to them when I was free. The little ones bring out our childish behaviors, make us forget our troubles and above all draw a picture of us when we were young. Moreover, through it my faith has been replenished in a way He knows best.
Believe me I never thought I would do it but hey even when the kids miss me they say it “we want drama,” to the extent I have another name to my so many names; Sunday school teacher.
Saint or no saint, when He calls you up to a task, do it.