[My annual Post-VBS Post]

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

This has been the inner instruction for myself and all of the volunteer workers this week as we tried to keep up with the children in Vacation Bible School. We now have another successful year of VBS behind us. Children roamed the halls of the church, spent time in worship, ate interesting-looking snacks, and studied some of the fun and ancient Bible stories. Stories about Zacchaeus, the woman at the well, Nicodemus, a blind man, and the children, were highlighted by Jesus’ presence and understanding. During the week, seven children came to know Christ, we averaged 66 children for the week, and attenders gave over $300 to benefit the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services. In the midst of all of this we learned some new songs that linked our Bible stories to the over-all theme of “Submerged! Find the Truth Below the Surface.”

Interestingly enough, the new songs highlighting the old stories brought to my mind some of the old songs that I learned as a boy. You may remember some of them, too. Songs like: “I May never March in the Infantry,” “Deep and Wide,” and “Jesus Loves the Little Children” helped me to learn some really deep truths about God, His Son, His love, and how He desires to be a part of even the most “insignificant” of lives.

That will lead us to a study of some of the great Sunday school songs from childhood. Hopefully, we will be inspired by some familiar verses over the next few weeks. In the meantime, breathe, breathe, breathe.

 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God”    (Psalm 20:7)