Our story this rotation is "Lost and Found" and my cooking station focused on the story of the Prodigal Son. I was all ready with the lesson, but wasn't sure how I was going to introduce it to my class (PreK to 2nd grade). As I was sitting in church this morning waiting for the service to start, I had one of those "God" moments. The story of the Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown popped into my head. I loved reading this to my kids when they were little. A little bunny keeps threatening to run away and his mother keeps saying she will come after him. If the little bunny is a fish who swims away, the mother is a fisherman; if the bunny becomes a crocus in a hidden garden, the mother is the gardener; etc.
I knew I had my intro. I mentioned the story with some of its examples to the kids. And then I said we would be talking about a story that Jesus told about a son that left his father. Based on their questions/comments, I think that they were making the connection between the father and son in the parable, and God and them in real life.
When God speaks to you, it might not be about something big and momentous and life-altering. He cares about the little things too, like that morning's Sunday School lesson.