Do you remember going to vacation bible school during the summer when you were a kid? I remember stories, music, games, puppets; and, one memory in particular of a lady that made music by rubbing the tops of glasses that were filled with different levels of water…she was a talented lady! She could make those glasses sing so beautifully.
In any case, this week kicks off bible school. Our goal is to teach the children and create the same kinds of memories that most of us grew up with. God loves children and children love him…so, it will be several days of good times…and hopefully opening doors for the children in the community who don’t already have a church to go to; and for the ones that do….it will be a nice time for them to visit another church program.
It is about this time in the summer, when children are starting to get bored with summer vacation; and are either vegging out in front of the television; or they are bored, and getting into trouble because they don’t have something positive to do.
So, we will break out the puppets, the music, the gospel illusions…praise and worship…great bible lessons with life applications for kids who have to live in today’s world and hopefully, we will create another generation of children who love the Lord and serve him into their adult years. Hopefully, they have fun, as well, while they are enjoying their time together.
The future of the churches today are in jeparody because the world tells the children and their families that they are in control of their lives and they don’t need to have faith in God to have a good life. A spirit-filled life has so many benefits for families struggling to make sense of our upside down world today. Hope is something valuable; God has an un-ending supply… and we need to find ways to deliver that hope to our children on a regular basis; starting with vacation bible school for those who have never had the experience!