Imagine 600 kids in one building for one week. Imagine 600 kids yelling and singing and running and learning. Imagine 600 kids hearing God's Truth and discovering how to apply it. And yes, you may as well imagine the related headaches, fatigue, and sweaty smells.
But, it's all worth it. It's all worth it because it's a jam-packed week of fun with one goal: pointing kids to Jesus.
I spent the week serving with the preschoolers and had the chance to spend a little bit of time with both boys. I was usually holding the hands of other kids or juggling one child on my back and one on my hip, but there were quick moments when I could give my boys a squeeze and ask if they were having fun. The resounding answer: "Yes!"
VBS today involves DVDs, PowerPoints, hip-hop songs (bet you've never wrapped John 3:16 before), water balloons, homemade ice cream, design-your-own water bottles, and a drama with a set design that is almost worth paying to see.
Thank you Jesus for a wonderful week with so many answers to prayers - and even answers that far surpassed the goals and hopes we had. We give all honor back to you for what you did this week!