VBS is coming!!
46 days to launch!!
Are you planning to be a part of the best week of the summer?!?!?
I hope so! June 26 – 30 9 AM – Noon
I’ve started this blog to help us prepare for VBS. Not the “prepare” that we’re used to … not the decorating and shopping and list-making and gluing and cutting and painting. A different kind of prepare.
In order to pour into someone else, we first have to get filled up ourselves. We have to sit at the feet of Jesus. We have to experience Him. So this is a place to help us do that. To challenge each other to take the time to put aside our Martha busyness and be Marys for a bit.
So … what is Galactic Starveyors?
Galactic Starveyors is a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible. We’re going out into the backyard with 150 plus kids from our community to look through our giant telescopes at the wonders of God’s universe.
And the question we’ll explore is … “How can we know a God we cannot see?”
How would you answer that question? Post your answers in the comment section at the end of this blog. It will be great to see what everyone has to say. There’s no right or wrong answer …
We’ll show kids that the evidence of God is all around them. And we’ll share with them that the God of the universe wants to have a relationship with them.
The God who created everything there is – the unknowable, the visible and the invisible – wants a relationship with them!
Jesus was God in the flesh. He was the image of the invisible God. Our scripture for the week of VBS is Colossians 1:15-16…
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
We will teach this to the kids!!
The whole thing …
To little kids.
Even 5 year-olds.
And yes, it’s long.
But it’s good to hide God’s Word in our hearts.
Don’t worry –
We won’t do it all at once – we’ll break it up into pieces.
So – here we go! Are you ready?
We’re going to learn it before we try to teach it!
Here’s this week’s assignment:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
It’s just the first 13 words.
Write it down and put it on your bathroom mirror or refrigerator.
Read it often.
Draw it out in a picture to help you remember it.
Make up motions for it.
To your kids.
To your dog.
The sky’s the limit – do whatever it takes to get it in your memory!
You only have this week to memorize this part. Or you’ll be behind. A new section of this passage will come next week and each week leading up to VBS.
I’ll be sending out questions and tips throughout the weeks ahead to help us along the way …
As an incentive … yes, admit it – we all like prizes … anyone who can recite this at our meeting the day before VBS begins will be awarded a prize!
Be a master memorizer this year! Prepare your heart for a week of seeing God bigger than you ever have before!
Looking forward to our journey together –