Let Me Hear You ROAR

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

As soon as I saw this year’s Vacation Bible School theme, I knew my son Grayson would be excited. His preferred entertainment options on television are usually relative to the Kratt brothers, animal specialists who devote whole episodes to teaching facts about various creatures.

Did you know a mongoose is immune to cobra venom because the enzymes don’t fit the receptors?

Too, a panda is technically classified as part of the raccoon family!

A cheetah can reach speeds up to 75 mph sustained for a distance of 1,600 ft., nearly 5 ½ football fields, and goes from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds!

Obviously, I watch it a lot with him. It’s truly fascinating what exists in the world.

With all that in mind, we are fast approaching VBS this summer, and this year’s theme is Roar, featuring a different animal each night, which has already captured the attention of my little one at home. I think to all those kids who will enter our doors soon. Some will be first time visitors. Others will be familiar faces. We’ll be delighted to see them all.

They rekindle an enthusiasm and excitement within each of us. We see that newness of the world in their eyes, and help them discover the impact and importance of Jesus in their lives. It truly is a
remarkable time, and one that requires all our attention.

From crew leaders, volunteers, hosts, and to those who can’t attend, but will commit to prayer, we look forward to living out a desire represented by our Lord, that little children learn about his
love and draw closer to him in the process.

Sure, at the end of the week, we’ll all be a little more tired and ready for that inevitable break, but the effort will be worth it as we invite those children not only into our church home, but to
the loving arms of Jesus, most of all.

Trent Sessoms