My last blog post was on the lessons I learned at VBS, and clearly God is continuing to show me why working VBS brings extra perks. Let me share an encounter I had last night with one of my preschool crafters...
After our evening service, Leah came over to my row and said "Hi Miss Rose!" She proceeded to move my purse and hop up next to me to chat. And here's how that chat went...
Me: How are you Leah? Tell me what is going on in your world? What's new?
Leah: Well, hmm, let's see. We just got back from vacation and I had a Birthday!!!
Me: Oooo, exciting! How old are you now?
Leah: I'm FIVE!
Me: Wow! Five! That means you'll be starting kindergarten soon!
Leah: Yes! And Emma will turn four. So, she'll go to my VBS class next year and I'll go to the kindergarten class. What is our theme for VBS next year?
Me: It's "Journey Off the Map!"
Leah: Oooo, what does that mean?
Me: We'll be going a lot of places and learning about Jesus!
Leah: Oh that sounds fun! So what will we be making?
Me: Well, they don't tell us what our crafts will be this early, but I'm sure they'll be great!
Leah: OK!! See you next July! (and she hops down and off she goes...and I'm sure I'll see her before July.)
Why should you work VBS? Because moments like this happen and the things a child learns at VBS are indelible. I had Leah in my class about 20 minutes a day and she can't wait for the crafts at next year's VBS. What makes this even more monumental? Leah was adopted. She came into her family as a foster child and then became forever their daughter. And so did Emma. And because of that, they both are learning about Jesus and may someday change the world for the sake of the gospel. If that doesn't make you want to work VBS, nothing will.