I lead Godly Play our church which is a unique approach of introducing Bible stories to children. One of the key distinctives is after the story is a set of wondering questions. These are open ended questions about the story that was just heard. Verbal answers are not required, and sometimes there is silence during the consideration.
I have found it has deepened my own spiritual life and Scripture reading, when I ask these wondering questions after meditating on a passage, or thinking about a particular story in the Bible. Last night, at my church’s Good Friday service, I was led to consider what it would have been like to be there, what Mary, or the guards were experiencing. Today, on Holy Saturday, I consider some different wondering questions.
I wonder what it felt like during the day in-between Friday (death) and Sunday (resurrection)?
I wonder what the air felt like? Was there a breeze? Was all still?
I wonder what Mary, the mother of Jesus, did or felt the day after?
I wonder if anyone was having regrets?
I wonder where I would have been in this story?