I missed posting yesterday because I entirely forgot. I’ve been running around during the mornings at Vacation Bible School at church, then working in the afternoon. I’ve gotten a little tired and I feel a bit like I’ve been keeping pace with a whirlwind, but I’ve had a lot of fun! VBS is always a fun time for everyone, especially the kids. It is a joyous chaos as we adults all keep up with the kids in our respective groups and make sure they understand who Jesus is and that He loves them. A few times it almost feels like herding cats, but God blesses us with patience and enough energy to manage!
I helped teach an older age group this year, so they came up with questions I’m not used to having, and I loved that! That being said, they’re still young, so there were still a few questions and capers that had nothing to do with the lesson for the day, but I loved that, too. Regardless of the questions, we teachers did make sure to let the children know who Jesus is, that He loves them, and what He’s done for us all.
Jesus is the whole reason for VBS. We want these kids to know all about Jesus, their need for a Savior, what Jesus did to provide for that need, how they can choose to respond, and that Jesus will always be there for us no matter what. I’ve noticed that kids tend to have an easier time than adults at figuring it all out and accepting it. No wonder Jesus tells us that we sometimes need to be like children and that He places such value on them (Matthew 18:1-5; Mark 10:14-16; Luke 18:15-17).
The kids at VBS have soaked up the information we gave them, and now they get to think about it and decide what to do with it. Good seeds have been planted, God is the one who knows how they will grow.