I was trying to think of a way to end the school year in Main Street. Nothing sounded good the preceding weeks nor even the week before. It was Sunday morning, and I still didn’t know how I was going to end the curriculum year where we had storied through Genesis, Exodus (Leviticus) and Numbers. Deuteronomy was the last story of the year. How could I bring this particularly profound book home to these 1st-6th graders?
It was in the shower that Sunday morning that I got the idea to do a monologue of Moses, reviewing with the students why he wrote the Torah, and what he thought they really needed to know as they were poised to enter the Promised Land. It was fun!
This idea also led me to do Moses when I preached in the sanctuary on June 6 when I was tasked to communicate the story of the Exodus. That was fun, too!