VBS Reflections – Be a Visual Expression
We have just come off a wonderful week in Vacation Bible School. It is amazing to see everything come together after so many months of planning, so many decisions made, so many people involved, and so many hours of work and prayer. The church came alive with delighted children who sang praises to God, listened to Bible stories, participated in games, made crafts, and ate snacks. The leadership was outstanding. It was a true visual expression of the Body of Christ with its many members, sharing their gifts freely for the benefit of the whole and not any one person trying to hog the spotlight or get the attention. People were serving all week long. Praise God!
I saw families together, playing, singing, learning, and serving. I saw people step up and help at the last minute when something needed to be done. I saw comfort given when someone was hurt or upset about something. I saw children share snacks and craft materials. I saw older children helping younger children find their way. I saw people encouraging others as they participated in activities. I saw so much good planning and preparation behind the scenes by the VBS leadership team. This is what the family of God can be…and it takes a lot of work.
We learned a lot about the Apostle Paul this week as we studied stories from Acts. We learned about his desire to share the Good News of God’s Love. Paul is the one who wrote about the church being the Body of Christ (Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12) with Jesus Christ as the head and you and me as parts of that body. Maybe we can think about ways to celebrate how our individual family and the church family can continue to live out being the Body of Christ in the world. Wherever you go this summer, remember that
you are a visual expression of Christ’s Body
, to all the people that are around you!
To God be the Glory!
P.S. If you don’t already have lunch plans this Sunday, consider joining your church family at Vail Commons for lunch after the 11 a.m. worship service.