VBS Night 3

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast ~ (Psalm 139:9-10 NIV).

Dear Friends and Readers,

We are half way through our week long Vacation Bible School and I find myself struggling to write with energy and enthusiasm. I had no idea that I would feel so drained and sapped of creativity after only three nights. But it’s totally worth it! Witnessing my daughter and niece discover God’s awesome love is simply amazing.

Without further ado, I give you my observations from Wednesday night:

  • It’s incredible the differences between pre-schoolers going into kindergarten in the fall and pre-schoolers who will attend pre-school for the first time in the fall.
  • Tonight’s Bible story was Jonah. My fellow crew member and I were both impressed when all the children recognized the blue sheet on the floor as ‘water’ during ‘Bible Adventures.’ Once they were told the brown mat was the boat, apparently it was obvious to them all that a blue sheet would be water.
  • My niece ‘Zoey’ became my God Sighting for the day when lying on her stomach beside a little boy, she looked at him and said, “You are so adorable.” And later when we were on our way home, I heard her singing softly, “He’s wild. God is wild about us.” I’ve heard her sing Beyonce’s Single Ladies and the entire soundtrack to The Little Mermaid, but hearing her sing about God for the first time made my own heart sing with joy.
  • Is it possible for a child of 4 to be obsessive compulsive? I’ve witnessed one child go straight to the bathroom and wash her hands every night this week. And every time she passes a hand sanitizing station, she saturates her hands, which is a big no-no for little children.

VBS is draining and can be frustrating at times, but it’s been an incredible learning experience and overall, a total blast! Stay tuned to hear all about tonight’s adventures!


Your friend and blogger,


5 thoughts on “VBS Night 3

  1. Some wonderful little moments you’ve captured here, especially the one about your niece.

    I think most things are a mix of frustration and beauty, at least in my experience.

    Wishing you much creativity!

  2. Yes, I see the frustration on a lot of crew leader’s faces. There are so many kids (a good problem) and you want them to all get every nugget of teaching about God during the night. But, it is a long night for preschoolers!

    I really do think the little ones get a lot out of VBS. It is a joy from my angle up in front to see those little faces shining with joy. It really is an awesome thing.

    And tonight! I love when Jesus visits and hugs all the kids. That helps make it real for the kids. It is hard to visualize an invisible Jesus/God for a little kid, but when they can hug him!!!! Wow.

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