God’s purpose has never changed. He has always planned for those who trust in Jesus to look like Jesus, think like Jesus, and be like Jesus in all our ways. Children do that better than anybody. Children want to be like Jesus. They are not corrupted yet by the ways of the world. They are tender and trusting. Children show us adults what pure uninterrupted Christlikeness looks like. If you want to see what God’s eternal purpose is, just show up this week walk around the church and watch the children.
We have over the past couple of years lost a lot of our children. Their families have moved away to other counties. We are now rebuilding our children’s ministry at Grace. This year’s Vacation Bible School will give us a great opportunity to reach out into the community to locate and enlist children that need to be a part of the ministry here. We not only need these children in our church, but they need our church to show them who Jesus Christ is. You can help reach children and their families to bring them closer to Jesus. Invite neighboring children to join us in Vacation Bible School this week. Bring your extended family member’s children each evening at 6:00 pm to join in the exciting activities taking place. Encourage your friends with children to come and participate in all that Jesus will do this week.
Most of all, pray. Talk to God about Vacation Bible School at Grace. Ask God to do miracles this week. Pray that God’s word will be clearly taught and that the Holy Spirit will guide our children to faith in Jesus. Seek the Lord in your own life this week. God is ready to do a mighty work of faith in all of us as we become more like Jesus through Vacation Bible School. God is willing to accomplish His purpose in us. Pray this week, that our children as well as all of us grown-ups will let God do His amazing work in us.