Last night was a pastor’s dream.
I went to church to be present for the conclusion of a week long Vacation Bible School program.
There were kids everywhere: Smiling kids and proud kids and happy kids and their glowing parents and all of this accompanied by hot dogs and song.
“Hey hey! We’re living in God’s back yard” (the VBS theme) was proclamation and reality.
Part of the evening treat was seeing a slide show of pictures taken throughout the week. Each child was shown living the joy of back yard fun. The adults who led the program were captured in discipleship action.
Such beauty is almost too much to behold.
I’m peeled back from child sickness and life. As I watched the slide show and experienced the kids sharing the song they had learned (complete with motions like the twist) gratitude leaked out of my eyes and would not be stoppered.
Hey hey! We’re living in God’s back yard.
Hey hey! We’re not alone as we raise children and share the wonder and snargle of life.
Hey hey! There are life songs yet to teach.