As the last of the children got off the van and headed to their apartment homes, I got back into our church van with tears in my eyes. Vacation Bible School is over for 2019.
God, in His incredible grace, gave us an awesome week! Grace enabled a young boy to be born again. Grace gave tired, faithful workers the ability to love, serve, and be energized every night. Grace overcame the flesh and led our workers to be unified around the gospel. Grace overwhelmed us with answers to prayer. Grace provided wisdom for the workers to overcome obstacles. Grace produced compassion for all kids of every race. God’s incredible grace was on display every night!
My tears, though, were mostly for these kids who rode the van. Their world is one of drugs, sin, selfishness, abuse, alcohol, and no hope. They will not be under the sound of biblical teaching every night next week. They will be allowed to roam in the night. They will have to fight to survive.
We will seek to follow up with these kids in the days to come. We will pray for a miracle of God’s grace to break the chains of sin in the hearts of their parents and in that apartment complex. We will trust in God’s incredible grace to do the miraculous for His glory!
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Praying with tears that soon they will be tears of rejoicing because of God’s incredible grace!