This week, I have the privilege to work at Vacation Bible School at my church. It has been a great week so far … and there’s still one more day to go!
VBS brings back so many fun memories. As we were decorating our room on Sunday, my friend Heather was commenting about how exciting it is to be involved. We both agreed that it makes us feel like kids again … anxious to see what each new day of VBS will hold! VBS may have changed over the years (now with amazing themes, fantastic music, and lots of extra options) but the basic purpose is still the same — to tell kids about Jesus!
In years past, I’ve worked with preschool, but this year I was ready for a change. I am working with 2nd graders and I love it! It’s such a great age. They are sweet, smart, and kind. And most excitingly … they are very receptive to the gospel. Yesterday was the day we emphasized the plan of salvation. We learned about the ABCs of becoming a Christian:
- A — Admit to God that you are a sinner.
- B — Believe that Jesus is God’s Son.
- C — Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
We must have gone over the ABCs 6 or 7 times yesterday (if not more). By the end of the day, the kids knew it by heart! I just hope and pray that in His time, God will soften each of their hearts and draw them to Him. It’s so wonderful to get to play a small role in God’s plan for these children. I’m so thankful and excited to see what He does through them!
What memories do you have about VBS? Did you come to know Christ as your Savior at VBS? Have your children participated in VBS this year? Tell us about your experiences.