VBS is Truth Communicated
VBS is happening as I type. It’s a unique time. There are maybe 5 or 6 generations of volunteers all pitching in to make something special for this next generation. Think about that. What other things do we do that get people from that wide a swath all working together? It just doesn’t happen. VBS is one of those things that matters.
I think that’s why we keep having generations come up and be a part of it. I’ve talked with folks and all of them have memories of their own VBS or past VBS they’ve been a part of. It matters. It mattered to the youth who are volunteering and they are making something that will matter to the next generation. There are youth walking around with kids in their groups. There are youth running rotations like crafts or the movie room. Youth will be sharing a bit about the Costa Rica Mission Trip coming up. It’s a cool time.
But why does all this matter? Is it the amazing decorations, the creative snacks, the crazy games, the silly movies and the kooky costumes? No, all that is the vehicle, the way that the message gets to the children. What matters is the truth being communicated. The truth is that Jesus loves them and is mighty to save. That is communicated in word through Bible stories, verses, and leaders. But it’s also being communicated by the love and time being showered on them this week by this church. That matters eternally!