Ever since I started getting the room ready at LCH for our Godly Play (GP) curriculum I knew that the display of the story sets was important. I struggled mightily to find ready-made shelving for most of the room, but I could not find anything out there that could serve as the focal shelf. Getting the correct feeling for this shelf became an obsession with me. Luckily I have a very understanding pastor who also does woodwork. He promised me a focal shelf before the blessing of the GP room. Yesterday he delivered the shelf and it is beautiful!
The focal shelf is the first thing the children see when they come into the room. It is directly across from the door and on the top there is a Christ candle, the nativity set, and an image of the Good Shepherd.
I couldn’t be happier with the way the room is coming together. We are able to surround our children with beauty and with exciting stories from our Christian traditions.