I know a lot of you grew up going to summer Vacation Bible School, or as it is called these days VBS. Whenever I bring up the subject with people, their faces light up and you catch a glimpse of the child they used to be…
The memories begin flowing from their mouths. They remember the Bible stories, the games they played and the friends they made, and they usually begin singing one of the worship songs that is ingrained in their souls.
VBS is another tool we can use to bring the love of the Lord to a child. This year we chose the theme, “Sky” by Group. The message of “Sky” is, “No matter what, trust God!”
I find it so ironic that the message of “Sky” is trust. One, because my blog was entitled that last week and two because I want to trust in God, but I have a tendency to worry all the time! UGH!
As we began to plan the VBS the concerns began to mount. First, two other churches in the area are doing the same VBS, so I worried would our VBS be as good as theirs. Second, would we get enough volunteers to handle all the kids we hope to have. On both counts I let myself get sick over it. But as I began to go through the daily lessons and read the Bible stories in “Sky” and see how the message would be translated to the children, I realized God was speaking directly to me. TRUST ME!
I have decided to lay Powerhouse’s VBS at the Lord’s feet. I am giving it all to God. He is my Station Leader for recruitment and I am His assistant. My job is to pray everyday and to trust in God to make our VBS all He wants it to be.
My VBS has already begun, God is already reaching out to me and inviting me to believe and trust in Him, no matter what. Now we are inviting you.
We at Powerhouse invite you to come volunteer–work on our decorating committee, be a leader to the children, serve the children snacks, or just pray for us. Whatever you can do, I trust it will be great! Powerhouse’s VBS is August 13th to 17th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., children are invited to come from 3 years old to 6th grade.
Powerhouse Christian Church is a Non-Denominational church, serving Bergen County, Allendale, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Ho-ho-kus, Ramsey, Mahwah, Waldwick, Wyckoff, Ridgewood, Saddle Brook, Paramus, River Edge, Oradell, Westwood, Rivervale, Old Tappan, Pascack Valley, Hackensack, Teaneck, Bergenfield, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Passaic County, Wayne, Totowa, Paterson, West Paterson, Little Falls, Rockland County, Suffern, Warwick.