Listen to the story, then think about the questions, then read a short dialogue to hear what Sophie and Timley have to say about it.
This is a reading from one of the very first stories of the Bible, from the book of Genesis (Chapter 1:1-2, 20-26, 31 and Chapter 2:19-20).
What did you hear when you listened to this story?
What does it tell you about God? Does the fact that this story comes at the very beginning of the Bible tell you anything important?
Did you learn something new about yourself or others? Is there anything you can do or change because of something you learned? What?
Why do you think this story is in the Bible?
Now let’s hear from Sophie and Timley. What have they got to say about it?
Sophie Topfeather (looking very pleased indeed): That man God created–Adam, was it? He certainly knew-oo what he was doing, don’t you think, Timley?
Timley Mouse: What do you mean?
Sophie: Well, he knew a “Great” Horned Owl when he saw one! Ouch! Watch what you’re doing with that toothpick sword of yours!
Timley (grinning and tucking his sword back into the red sash he often wore): Sorry, matey! It must have slipped. “Mouse” suits me just fine, I suppose. I’ve never really thought about it. And just learning that God made me on purpose, not by accident, makes me feel pretty “Great!”
Sophie (putting a wing around Timley): Right, Timley! You don’t have to be big or powerful or even have “Great” in your name to be special to God! You’re special to me, too.
Kids, if you like this story, you can find more by going to the ANIMALS IN THE BIBLE tab on this website, or clicking back to find a previous blog post, or tune in next Sunday! If you follow the blog, they’ll come right to your email. For something fun to do, make mouse ears and an owl mask and act out the little skit! Post it on social media and tag me @SonjaMarie9 on Twitter or Sonja Anderson Author on Facebook, and I’ll post it on my website!
Stay tuned for the re-release of Sophie’s Quest, featuring Sophie and Timley and the rest of their friends in the Park, plus, beautiful new illustrations!