Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Dylan: Daddy, you don't have to worry about getting sick anymore.
Jason (who recently had a kidney transplant): Why's that?
Dylan: Because I prayed to God in the prayer box at Vacation Bible School that you wouldn't get sick anymore.
Jason: 😢

Pastor (during praise time): What have you seen God doing this week?
Jalen: My mom and my Mark got married! (hugs “his” Mark)

Vacation Bible School—a phrase that sends shivers down the spines of children’s ministry directors and causes church school janitors to stock up on cleaning supplies—has been an awesome blessing at our church this week. For dad’s like Jason and Mark, and those of us privileged to be helping out this week, the words of Matthew 21:15-16 come to mind:

So [the chief priests and teachers of the Law] asked Jesus, “Do you hear what [the children] are saying?”

“Indeed! I do,” answered Jesus. “Haven't you ever read this scripture? ‘You have trained children and babies to offer perfect praise.’?”

Our theme for VBS is God’s Heroes. For me, children like Dylan and Jalen are heroes of the faith. Such complete trust in God, that reaches the depth of their souls, empowering and strengthening them, is enviable and inspiring. Shall we join the children in giving praise to God for all that He is doing?

Be encouraged!

©2017 Pamela D. Williams