Today was one of those days that you want to hold onto forever, it was that good. Why is that you wonder? Because today I heard 1500 kids yell at the top of their lungs, “God is Love”. It wasn’t forced, it was passionate. To hear the future of our world yell out to God with all that is within in them…. it brought tears to my eyes. I tried to hold them back so everyone else at Vacation Bible School wouldn’t figure out what a hormonal mess I am at times. (I’ll let them figure that out when they watch a swiffer commercial with me. When the mops are peering out from behind a tree with sappy music playing, it gets me everytime. )
Honestly I was dreading VBS a little bit. It meant getting up early, getting three kids ready, dealing with a crowd and then watching three year olds all morning. But it was honestly so uplifting. I saw kids praising God because they wanted too. I saw kids that are learning that God is a good choice, not a boring lifeless choice that some teens are lead to believe. By teaching these kids at a young age that God is life and a fun life, it sets them up to be great leaders for Christ as a teenager. I saw adults and teens who weren’t afraid of ridicule but did funny dances and plays with all of their heart for these kids. I saw my kids learning about God and singing and dancing. I spoke God’s word to three year olds who just wanted to be held and comforted until their mom came back (and I also had to flag a mom of boys down to help with a little man’s potty issue. I have girls! I don’t know what to do with all of that!)
Most importantly.. I heard a shout of little tiny voices go up to heaven… “GOD IS LOVE!” and it made me happy. Can you only imagine how happy it made God though? to know that those little kids that He created were choosing Him?
My kids spent the entire night doing the dances and singing the songs they learned today. Tomorrow morning I will hate my alarm when it goes off so early and then I will get up and spend a few minutes with God. I know that these kids will be on the top of their game, I better be on mine.
God is Love. Remember that people, there will be a test one day.