VBS, what does it mean to you?
Joy. Great Memories. Hard Work. Laughter. Fear. Calming. Craziness. Friendship. Singing. Crafting. Learning. Experiencing Jesus. Adoption.
As we have been preparing for VBS, let's take a look at Jesus' love for children.
"People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms,placed his hands on them and blessed them." Mark 10:13-16
How often are children pushed aside? How often are children an after thought? How often are children a pain?
In the midst of an incredibly busy schedule and while Jesus was on a mission to help people, Jesus stops His life rescuing mission to spend time with children. Jesus invested in children. How valuable are children to Jesus? How valuable is each child to Jesus? How valuable are children to you? How valuable is each child to you? Do you schedule time throughout your calendar to invest in children?
Mark records Jesus speaking up for children. Who is a voice for children these days? Children do not fully understand all of their needs so much so that the only way to try and communicate them is by crying. How can a child or any child be a spokes person for children? Thank God that the Creator of the Universe, the God who became a man, the only Savior, Jesus is the spokesman for children. Are you listening to Him? Is the world listening to Him?
Then Jesus picks up the children. Plays with the children. Places His hands on the children. Blesses and prays for the children.
This next week, we have the awesome privilege to be the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus to love children at VBS.
Will you join us even if it is for just one evening?
Will you invite the children you know to join us?
Will you pray for the children?
Will you seek to make one child feel the way Jesus feels about them?
Will you follow the Holy Spirit's guidance to care for any child?
Praying for Jesus to love over 100 children through Southtowners,
Pastor Chris Reinertson enjoys all sports, especially those involving a ball. He loves to hang out with people and challenge them to be Jesus REVolutionizers.