Our VBS is history now, but as usual it had a lasting impact. Teaching the 4 and 5 year olds is so fun. They believe everything you say, and you never know what they are going to say:) Cora was in my class this year (she's almost 4). And Sam has moved out of my class, which seems unreal.
Some of my favorite moments included when a little boy said, "God gave us church so we can learn about Jesus." This child's parents have reportedly been rude to his aunt and uncle, members of our church, about church attendance. Praise the Lord that they sent him to VBS, where he seemed to love church.
It was also a great blessing to have a little girl with special needs in our class. She is moderately mentally handicapped, and on top of that she is in foster care. Her wonderful foster parents are hoping to adopt her, but its a long road ahead. This sweety got little from the stories we told or the games we played, but the smile on her face said she knows God's love and joy. Seeing her sway and clap to the music of "Jesus Love is Sweet and Wonderful" reminded me that in heaven she will be made whole, and will Praise the Lord for the way he made her.
Of course, it always fun (and exhausting) to drive home with my kids. We sang the songs, and are still singing them. Each filled with Bible truths, being etched on their hearts.
Three kids got baptized at church Sunday. How exciting to see young people profess that Jesus is their Lord. In the middle of the baptisms, Sam whispered to Nana that he wanted to wear swim goggles when he get baptized. Maybe Pastor Jim can wear flippers!
And finally, a Bible illustration by Sam. He and Cora were in the backyard eating sunflower seeds (they eat the hull too, is that bad?). Sam asked if he could give some to the chickens, to which I said no. A few minutes later Sam came back, with a guilty look on his face. He said, "Mom, Cora told me to give the seeds to the chicken, and I did. Its just like Adam and Eve."
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