Well, it's that time of year again. Vacation Bible School! VBS starts one week from today. It's the week where I practically live at the church, work an 80-hour work week, and come home exhausted. I've put in hours and hours of work doing VBS Worker Trainings and VBS Work Nights. We've painted murals, made clouds, put together posters, and made name tags. I have an AWESOME staff that I get to work with who has done a MAJOR amount of work already.
And in the end, it will have all been worth the work. For you see, next week, young lives will be transformed. Children will make first-time commitments to Christ, and others will grow into deeper relationship with him. I am honored to be a part of that.
We have a great theme this year-- "Take the Plunge!" It's a waterpark theme. All of our Bible stories have to do with water-- The Miraculous Catch of Fish, The Woman at the Well, Jesus Calms the Storm, and Jesus Washing the Disciples Feet.
Living Water. LIVING water...
"Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?"
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water." (John 4:11-15)
This water wasn't just alive when Jesus was spoke of it that day. 2000 years later, this water is still very much alive. And it's still available to you and me. Soak in it for a while. Let it be poured over you. It's healing. It's cleansing. It's refreshing.
Well... sometime prior to Monday morning we will have transformed the church into a waterpark. A waterpark of Living Water.
Be blessed today... and pray for us next week during VBS!!