“A story is how you capture a child’s heart.”
Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible, talks about her appreciation for C. S. Lewis.
“Such an incredible mind wrote children’s stories.”
I appreciated Jones’ words toward Lewis and I agree that those who write good children’s stories tend to be incredible and often deep thinkers. If an author of a story does not have a deep well, then the narrative has an inherent shallowness to it.
As those who disciple kids, whether at home, church, or on a team, the “story” that we transmit comes from an author that is deeper and more incredible and brilliant than we can even imagine. God has told an incredible story and He invites us to be a part of it. This is the story that we transmit to children through storytelling and modeling.
It is vitally important that we do a good job at telling God’s story, not as a boring instrument to be taught merely to children, but as an exciting, fresh adventure that brings life to all those who hear the grand narrative of Scripture.
So get better and better at retelling the brilliant story of Scripture each and every time.