July 26, 2017
“… no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— 1 Corinthians 2:9
Even with all the faculties that God has given us we still cannot comprehend what He has done, who He is, or what He has in store for us. Nor can we even imagine it.
Yet, to enable children to grasp somehow that knowledge on some level, the dedicated and talented volunteers of Vacation Bible School are making their best effort. Their students use all their senses: ears that hear music and words of praise and prayer, eyes and hands that see and create art and music, voices that praise, pray and shout, “The victory is won”, minds that learn the Word from its stories of faith, hearts that embrace the wisdom of that same Word, and the whole body that runs, jumps, and throws as they express without words what the Word means. Fed with food for the stomach and the soul, the children can perhaps begin to comprehend how much God loves them and believe what He has in store for them.
By the time you read this, Vacation Bible School may be done. It has been a lively week of learning, rejoicing, and growing friendships. Who knows what fruit the Spirit will produce and grow in the receptive souls of children, helpers, and teachers as they have all sought to imagine God’s love for them. “God’s Word does not return to Him void,” is Isaiah’s promise to us.
People of Faith, give thanks to God that a mighty and incomprehensible thing happened at your Church this week. Faith was shared, love was shown, God was glorified and the Good News was proclaimed. We do not yet know what faith was cultivated. We do know that God equipped His people to labor in His vineyard this week. Their work was well done. God will get the glory as we get the grace. That is enough, for even that is incomprehensible.
Thank you VBS.