For me, Vacation Bible School is an integral part of summer. As a child, I loved going to Vacation Bible School at our church. We sang fun songs, made neat crafts, played games outside and had flower-shaped cookies and Koolaid for snack. Most importantly, I heard stories about missionaries in foreign lands telling others about Jesus and a clear presentation of the gospel, an invitation to accept Jesus as my Saviour.
Now I have the pleasure of watching my children enjoy Vacation Bible School each summer. Snacks have definitely moved up a notch since my day, but the essentials are still the same. For one or two weeks, they get to experience what I did when I was younger and, amidst the fun, hear the truth about God and how He made a way for us to go to heaven.
So to all Vacation Bible School teachers and workers, past and present, who take time from their own busy schedules to influence children’s lives for a week during the summer, thank you. Introducing even one child to Jesus or showing His love to another is one of the finest things we can do.