Last year at this time I wrote about the blessings of our VBS (Vacation Bible School) week here at Faith Lutheran. I noted that it was “music to my ears” when several children asked me for a Bible of their own.
Today I have to follow up with MORE “music to my ears.” This morning as I was chatting with several of our VBS kids, I recognized one of them as a girl who asked me for a Bible last year. Before I could say anything about it, she blurted out, “I’m still reading my Bible.” She ran over to her bag and pulled out the very Bible I had given her last year … now ragged and dog-eared. What a beautiful sight! It was great to see that she hadn’t just “gone through the motions” of VBS last year and then forgotten it all. She had put her faith into practice and had allowed the Lord to change her life daily. I was awed and inspired.
I pray that we can all have such conviction. When God’s Word moves you to a closer walk with Him … stay there! It’s so easy to drift back to our own way. Our loving Bridegroom soooo wants to walk closely with you all the time. Follow the example of my friend from VBS and DELIGHT in the Lord’s love daily. By the power of the Spirit, your smile may just grow as big as that little girl’s I saw this morning 🙂