On a recent Sunday morning anyone peeping through the window would’ve seen a group of small boys enjoying playing with bricks and Lego. Boys enjoying construction is not a new phenomenon. In this particular instance we were exploring the story of Nehemiah praying and then going to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem with my church’s 5-8s groups.
In our exploration we built with bricks and Lego (and chairs and tables) and we wondered if Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver would be more helpful than a sword whilst simultaneously wondering how we know when God answers our prayers, if he does and why Nehemiah had to wait four months and what’s like waiting and what are similarities and differences between Doctor Who and God. Incidentally, there was also quite a bit of quiet singing along to the worship songs on the iPod.