Another VBS completed. Thank you to all who helped with VBS this past week. It requires a big sacrifice of time and energy to make a VBS program work. I found a poem about a VBS worker that I would like to share with you.
ODE TO A VBS WORKER
My dishes went unwashed today, I didn’t touch a bed;
The kids and Dad just had to go a little underfed.
But there’s a real good reason for this overwhelming mess,
And that’s because it’s time again for my church’s VBS.
My dishes and my beds, you know, will always wait for me.
But those little children there at Church won’t wait that patiently.
For they are growing up right now before our very eyes,
And I must do my part to see their souls‘needs supplied,
I’m tired and weary now; it’s true, and just a bit undone;
But, thank you God, for your small friends – I love them everyone.
Lord, give me strength and patience and a heart that’s full of cheer,
That you might find me once again in VBS next year.
It is impossible to know the results of a VBS at the time it takes place. The love that is shown, the Word that is shared, the encouragement that is given, and the lessons that are taught will produce fruit sometimes many years removed from the actual time of VBS. Only God knows what kind of results will come from our efforts. Continue to pray that the seeds that were sown will sprout, grow, bloom, and produce fruit.
I appreciated having Mark Wilkinson share the message this past Sunday morning. I will be back in the pulpit this coming Sunday and Pastor Martin will be preaching the last Sunday of this month since it is a fifth Sunday.
Let’s all do our best to be present for our worship time this coming Sunday. I hope to be able to greet each of you.
C U N Church,