I'll admit it. As our church's VBS dates approached I felt a combination of panic and uncertainty. I didn't think I was doing a very good job of juggling a job with major responsibilities, family needs, church responsibilities, being the pastor's wife, and the role of VBS director very well. The Enemy was whispering furiously in my ear, "What if you do all this and NO ONE comes!" But one of the sweet lessons God has taught me over and over again is, "Be faithful. God will bless." As we soared through the week of Amazing Wonders Aviation VBS, I found myself counting the blessings!
Blessing 1: I have a job that allows me to adjust my schedule so I can be a part of this amazing outreach to kids and their families.
Blessing 2: Not only did I get to have a blast teaching the preschool music rotation, but my four-year-old granddaughter, Carly, (in the green sandals) was in my class!
Blessing 3: God impressed my heart to provide a special needs Bible study for a young man at our church. I thought I did it for him, but it turns out I was the one who was blessed. On family night when he got to share what he learned at VBS, he proudly announced, "Jesus loves you!"
Blessing 4: Even though I didn't teach a children's Bible study class, God blessed me with the privilege of talking with Emmy and being present when she became a Christian.
Blessing 5: The sweet folks at the church where my husband pastors really stepped up to the plate. We had several couples who worked together at VBS, a fact that many of our visitors commented about.
Blessing 6: (Gratuitous Nana moment) Our grandson, Noah, got to come for a visit on family night.
Well, I could go on counting, but I have stacks of work to do for VBS 2013 scattered all over my desk! Lots to do... and more blessings to come!