Monday, August 22, 2011
The Tradition Continues!
This morning a happy horde of little people will invade St. Paul's and we will be thrilled. The annual Vacation Bible School will get underway and leaders are ready -- or as ready as you can be given that a fair number of participants will just show up without preregistration.
Some parents see the various church VBS's as serial day camps to get the kids out of the house. That's okay. We see it as an opportunity to share the Good News of Christ with children in a setting that is fun and educational . Every year we are blessed with volunteers who could be doing a lot of other things, including sleeping in. I feel they make a huge difference in the lives of these kids, and I commend them.
My recollection of VBS is that it wasn't nearly as much fun as today but, hey, it was a long time ago. We had bible memory work contests that I didn't come close to winning.
What are you VBS memories? Are they still worthwhile in your estimation? Are you involved in some way?