As I reflect on VBS 2014, I come to the conclusion that God makes no mistakes. We started the week with my dear friend and our VBS speaker, Evangelist Caleb Garraway, having to leave town to take care of his wife who was beginning to have labor pains. While unexpected, we fully supported his decision and made plans to go on without him. Some of said that we had to go to “Plan B” but I reminded them that with God our “Plan B” was and is God’s “Plan A”
I watched dozens of workers organize and rally. Many went out visiting, manned registration table, supervised bathroom breaks, participated in games and “swarmed” the auditorium at the invitation to witness and minister to spiritual needs of a new generation! Well over 100 young people came to Christ! Critics may say…how many really meant it. Well, only them and God knows that answer. But I can say 31 years ago some may have doubted the profession of faith of an 11 year old boy who raised his hand in junior church to be saved…BUT HE meant it and now I pastor the church.
As we close out the summer of 2014, I can’t help but be thankful for our workers and for our GREAT God! They have worked and God always delivered exceedingly and abundantly ABOVE all that we ask or think! What a blessing to lead and disciple hundreds of young people this summer. What an awesome responsibility!
I enter this fall, with anticipation, ready to see God move! Lord, send the rain!