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What My Students Have Taught Me in Vacation Bible School

What My Students Have Taught Me in Vacation Bible School

Its early in the morning, about 3 am as I write this, and I find I am reflecting both the events of last evening and on the events going forward this week.

What My Students Have Taught Me?

I am spending this week working in the Vacation Bible School or V.B.S. at my church, helping out with the 4th through 6th graders. Now I’ll just say this, working with kids, was never my strong suit. In fact, I was not planning on this, but God had other ideas.

So, here I am, with 18 of them, and that alone was a test. However, the big aha moments were during the Bible class and the music time.

First, the Bible class. I watched them sitting, listening and taking in God’s word. I watched the message be delivered so simply, and I saw these kids absorbing it. And I was reminded that the Gospel is not something complicated. We make it complicated.

What My Students Have Taught Me!

what my students have taught me
Students raising their hands and teacher standing and smiling

If you believe Jesus came to this earth, lived the life we could not live, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again on the third day, you will be saved. That is what the Bible says, and as I watched, I realized that all it takes is simple faith to believe these things.

Later we participated in the music class, and I saw these kids singing, and worshiping God. I saw them praising and I realized, that while I believed the Bible, and of course the basics, because of life events, I’d become jaded… further, I let questions, and doubts creep in, and yet all these kids, were trusting by faith, an innocent simple faith.

What My Students Have Taught Me, and how about you?

Let me ask you, have you done this? Have you maybe grown up in the church, or maybe looked at the Christian faith with a skeptical eye?

I am not saying to leave your questions unanswered. By all means, ask them. I believe that God wants us to chase after him. He says

“If you seek me you will find me if you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

I hold this verse close because I want to seek Him, and I want to know Him much, much more.

These are honestly just a few random thoughts as I write early in the morning.

If you have any thoughts or can relate to anything I’ve said, I look forward to reading your comments. Feel free to post them below.

God bless, Teresa Blaes.

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