Thursday, June 26, 2008

VBS Edition

This week has been VBS at our church, and I have been the Bible Storyteller for the 2K-5K classes. We have had a blast, and I have been so inspired by how eager these little ones are to drink up the stories from the Bible. We have been focusing on a different scripture each day, but the overall scripture for the week is:

Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.

1 John 3:18

This verse has had such an impact on me in the context of VBS this week. It is so easy for me to talk the talk but not do such a great job walking the walk. I am very verbal and do not always find it easy to truly act on my lofty ideas. These young ones, though, haven't learned about hypocrisy yet. They want to really put into action what they have learned.

Our mission project for the week is collecting items for the Billy Hardee Home for Boys. It is amazing to see the joy they have in dropping soap, toothpaste, wash cloths, and money into giant tubs and knowing that what they are doing is making a difference for someone else.

These preschoolers have inspired me to put my love into action more often.

So, what verses have spoken to you this week? Post those verses on your own blog, along with how you see that God wants you to apply them in your life. Then, provide your link below so that we can drink from one another's wells of scripture.


jamie in rose cottage said...

Great verse. Simple, but what an awesome reminder that love is an action word!

boutcrazy said...

Doesn't teaching children give you the motivation to live out the Word. I love their innocence. They love God completely, just because He loves them. It's that simple.

Anonymous said...

For small children in particular, it really seems true that actions speak louder than words. The way we love them can go such a long way in teaching them about God's love.

Sandra said...

It's no wonder why Jesus pointed out that in order to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must be like little children. Great post!


Anonymous said...

We can learn so much from children when we stop and listen. Great post!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Let me tell you what "loving in truth and action looks like"...

It looks like you, being willing to work with young children for a week of VBS and a whole lot of weary! That's putting your walk with your talk, girl.

I'll be doing the same in a few short weeks. I'm a firm believer of giving to the church in any way we can, and when it comes to the hearts and lives of children...

no finer investment can be made.

Thanks for being faithful and for visiting my blog.


Tracy said...

Our church's VBS is this week and this is the first year that I'm not able to help with it. My 13 year-old daughter is a youth helper though, and she is also working with the preschoolers. I'm enjoying hearing all about it from her perspective! Blessings to you for your service to the children!