Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Feeding the Lambs at VBS

We're having VBS at our church this week and the theme is "Walking With God." There is a different person each day who the children are studying for this theme. Monday was Enoch, Tuesday was Noah, today was Moses, tomorrow will be Hezekiah, and then it all wraps up with Jesus. Just wanted to show you the memory verses. We have feet and footprints all over the church at various places! And lots of decorated flip-flops!!

As we minister to these children from the neighborhood and nearby towns, I think of a quote I recently read by George Morrison:

". . . And then this ever-deepening impression is crowned when Christ is risen from the dead. "Simon, Son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" "Yea, Lord"; then, "Feed my lambs." Then twice over Simon was bidden feed the sheep. That repetition has the note of urgency. But it is not the sheep that are first mentioned, mark you. First of all is "Feed my lambs." Still in the forefront of the love of Jesus, unchanged by Calvary and by the grave, still deep within His heart, there are the children. My brother and sister, there are many voices that say to us today, "Amuse the children." But this is the glory of the love of Christ that its command is "Feed the children." 

~ From Meditations on the Gospels (this on Matthew 18:2: "And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them." )

May it be so, Lord.

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