Our Sunday morning service averages just under two hundred. You’ll understand, then, what a blessing it was to have 106 children in Vacation Bible School yesterday. We knew it would grow from the 100 we had Monday, and no one was disappointed.
From four years old through the elementary grades, there were two and a half hours of constant activity provided by about fifty volunteers – many taking vacation time from their jobs to be with these children. I’ll soon have photos up on my Multiply site – but wanted to wait until after today’s fantastic blow-up obstacle course – spires 22 feet in the air and over 80 feet long. Awesome!
All of this is based on commands from God’s word to teach children. Here are just a few verses commending us to teach:
And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses. (Leviticus 10:11 KJV)
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7 KJV)
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 11:19 KJV)
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:14 KJV)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)
Anyone who has seen the light dawn in a child’s eye when understanding connects has truly been blessed. May you have the opportunity to do so, soon.