An Everest-like effort and blessing: Vacation bible school 2015

On Friday, August 17, I decided to hang out for a couple of hours during the final morning of our annual summer spectacular — Vacation Bible School (VBS). What a treat. It’s so impressive and glorious to watch hundreds of volunteers and numerous staff facilitate what Jesus would heartily commend — ”let the little children come unto me.” This year’s theme was “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” and the memory verse was 2 Corinthians 12:9. Know it? During the week the children committed it to memory ... complete with hand motions!

…“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

At the end of the week I learned that 260 kids and 270+ volunteers were involved over the five mornings and the Friday night family celebration. And many of those (kids, parents and volunteers) were first-time visitors to our Redeemer community. Thanks to the staff, congregants and visitors who volunteered to make this year’s VBS a success. You imparted a blessing in keeping with what Jesus did when the children were brought to him.

I’m glad we invest so much energy and effort into VBS. Really glad. I think Jesus is utterly overjoyed.

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