Today in Sunday School, I told the story of Jesus walking on the water.
When the disciples see Jesus, they are frightened and think He must be a ghost. I learned the Arabic word for ghost this morning, but the kids didn’t actually know what a ghost was. I tried to explain a bit, but they just weren’t getting it. I didn’t want to go into too much detail or anything – one, because how in the world do you explain what a ghost is? and two, why give kids something new to be afraid of that isn’t even real?
So as I’m explaining a little that the disciples were scared because people don’t walk on water, they thought Jesus must have been something scary, I guess the kids got bored with my explanation, because one of the girls piped up, “we know, we know what it is.” And then in English, “It’s a turtle. Okay, we know!”
our class last week