I love VBS and I love directing it.
It is a lot of work, but I believe in the ministry and I believe in the fruits that God grants from the ministry.
VBS is a lot of work. A LOT!
One of the things that takes up my energy during that week is doing the opening and closing time every night.
The opening introduces the truths for the day and sets the tone for the rest of the night, and the closing is supposed to wrap up all the truths learned from the day.
On the 2nd night of VBS, I got in the car with my family after it was all done and was feeling very frustrated. The closing time wasn't going how I thought it should. With being outside under a tent, and close quarters, I was feeling the chaos. I was feeling like I had no control over the closing time, and that it wasn't serving its purpose....to wrap up all the truths learned from the day. To close the day in songs of worship.
So on the drive home that night I complained to my husband. I complained that I wasn't doing something right. That I didn't have control over the closing, and that I was frustrated with myself.
And then God like He does so many times in my life, used one of my kids to touch me.
We got home, got showered, and got settled, and Logan came to me wanting to talk and showing so much sincerity and concern that I wasn't sure what was going on.
He then proceeded to tell me what a great time he was having at VBS and how he loved to learn more about God in that setting.
He told me he couldn't believe that I was frustrated at the way things were going because he thought it was going really well.
He told me "I was really surprised to hear on the way home that you were frustrated because you would never be able to tell that when you are up there talking to all us kids."
It made my heart happy to hear all these things.
He told me, "It amazes me how God made you. God gave you a gift for VBS. I love how God made you because you are amazing to me."
It was one of those parenting moments that gets etched into your brain. I love how God uses my kids to show me His love for me. I love to see the way the He is working in my kids and how He uses me as a Mother to show His love to them.
Needless to say, I chilled out about the closing for the next 3 nights.
And you know what? I think the last 3 nights went much better.