Text: Luke 11:1-13
Words can be tricky, especially for children. I have always enjoyed reading the stories posted online from children’s Sunday school classes and seeing the words they use to retell familiar bible stories. Here are some of my favorites: Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Solomon, one of David’s sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines. St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage. Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night. And, Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.
An art teacher in a Maine elementary school who also taught Sunday school told this story. She had the little ones draw pictures of bible stories. Little Emma proudly presented her picture of the journey of Bethlehem. The drawing showed an airplane flying over the desert. In the passenger area were seated Joseph and Mary and little Jesus. “The drawing is fine,” said the teacher. “But who’s that up front flying the plane?” “Why that’s Pontius the Pilot,” answered Emma.