This afternoon the Little Fishes picked up their story box to discover which story about Jesus they would be sharing but when they shook the box there wasn’t any sound. One Little Fishy suggested it might be a cloud. He might have had inside information because when we opened the box there was a light, fluffy cloud with the message, ‘This is my Son.’

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We smoothed out the green grass and counted out the disciples.

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When we were sure that we had the right number the story began.

Jesus and his disciples had been teaching in the countryside. Then Jesus told them, ‘I must go to Jerusalem for the Passover. I will be killed, but on the third day I will be alive again.’ The disciples could not believe this.Then he led Peter, James and John to a high mountain to talk with God.

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As Jesus was talking with God his face began to shine as bright as the sun and his clothes became dazzling white. Elijah and Moses appeared beside Jesus. Suddenly a cloud covered them.

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The disciples were terrified. Then a voice said, ‘This is my special son, whom I love. Listen to him. Looking round the disciples saw only Jesus. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ Jesus said. ‘Come follow me.’

The Little Fishes carefully and quietly helped to pack the story away.

Then it was time for some sticking. We each made our own fluffy, white cloud to help us remember the story.

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Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday (including half term) in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers for songs, stories, craft and play. Join us next week for another story about Jesus.

(With thanks to ‘Following Jesus’ by Sonja M Stewart on which our story was based.)