We have concluded a full week of Vacation Bible School at OPCC with nearly 40 children enrolled. There was laughter, singing, jumping, screaming, and lots of excitement found within our building. The joy of the children was irresistible and brought smiles to all of our faces.
What creates this kind of excitement? Why were the children so eager to return each night?
"You are the God who works wonders..." This verse from the 77th Psalm was our main scripture for the week. God definitely works wonders all around us. The children arrived each evening excited to learn more about God as they observed God working all around them. They learned that every one of us is invited to become involved in serving each other with the gifts we have been given.
The picture above is of a field of mustard plants. One of our lessons focused on Jesus' parable of the mustard seed. The mustard seed begins as one of the tiniest of all seeds but grows to become one of the largest plants, nearly 12 feet tall, that produces an abundance of seeds. This tiny seed may look like an ordinary little seed but it grows slowly to produce an extraordinary yield. If God can do this with a tiny seed, what is possible with us?
We will attempt to look through the eyes of the children tomorrow morning in worship. Keep your eyes open and you may find more of the extraordinary arising from the ordinary.