“Then I Can Be a Helper”
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20
Many churches all across the US conducts their own Vacation Bible School during the fleeting summer months. Thousands of children and families are exposed to the Gospel and taught the Bible in a fun filled way. Recently Wilton Baptist Church hosted our annual 6 night VBS. The entire team from the check in people, to the “banker,” the teachers, game and craft leaders and our “mad” scientist did a great job! We thank the Lord for their work. A spirit of teamwork and excellence was evident each night. In fact, it was in many ways our best VBS ever.
Talking to our 5th grader about VBS I suggested that she only has one more year left of VBS. While the thought of her being “too old” to attend and participate as a student was not that exciting, she simply said: “…Then I can be a helper at VBS.”
I am thankful for her heart of wanting to continue to be involved in VBS. When things are happening at church, you may notice in your children, they want to be involved. Kids need to know they belong and their is a place of service and ministry for the, today. Our kids do not have to “grow up” before serving Jesus. Part of their “Growing up” is serving Jesus today.
Be encouraged to nurture a spirit of participation in your kids. They may outgrow certain events, and reach “age limits” for VBS, camp, etc, but they should never outgrow an attitude of wanting to be involved in the work of God.