In the United States, Tell A Story Day is always on April 27. Lots of libraries have a storytelling hour on this day.
Our lives are full of stories! Do you tell your families the story of your day at supper? Do you ever tell funny stories, scary stories, or your favorite memory stories? That is a fun way to get to know people, by listening to their stories.
Sometimes stories are true and sometimes they are made up. Can you tell the difference? What about the stories in the Bible. Do you think they are true or made up? Well, we know that all of the Bible is true. That's been proven through lots of years of study. The Bible does include some stories that Jesus told that are parables. That means they were made up stories to teach a lesson. But we can tell the difference between those parables and the true stories of the Bible. Some stories seem like they are made up -- like Jonah getting swallowed by a whale or the story of 3 guys getting thrown into a fire and not even getting burned. But all of those hard-to-believe stories are real and show how much power God has!
What about you? Have you ever told a true story to a friend that show God's power? Can you think of something that God has done for you that maybe you should share with a friend or with your family? Today, on Tell a Story Day, would be a great day to tell a Jesus story!