June 21, 2017
Dear Brook Hollow Family,
The day after Christmas, Grandma and Grandpa spent the day putting their house back in order. They cleaned and cleaned the house…a house full of grandkids can do a number on a house. They took down Christmas decorations and put them back in the appropriate boxes until next December. They finished off all the leftovers at lunch and dinner. At the end of a full day of cleaning and rearranging, they sat down in their favorite chairs to rest. But all they could do was continue to talk about how great the day before was…and how they couldn’t wait until next Christmas. That is the way we feel about Vacation Bible School.
To be honest, the church building this week has been kind of boring. The hallways are quiet. The floors are not sticky from spilled drops of lemonade. The eternal loop of VBS music coming through the sanctuary speakers has gone silent. And I can stand at the door to assist entry into the building, but this has only benefitted the mail carrier. What I would give for a sugary VBS snack and another opportunity to scream the VBS motto. But I guess I will just have to wait until next year.
There is a great lesson to be learned from the grandparents in this story. Yes, Christmas does only come once a year, but that doesn’t mean this is the only time the family gets together. Grandparents look for every opportunity to see and be with their grandchildren. Grandparents look for every opportunity to show love to their family. Grandparents look for every opportunity to help their family. I don’t know a single grandparent who spends a brief moment with their precious grandchildren only to forget about them until 51 weeks later.
Will you join me in praying about how we can continue to serve the VBS families and their children? Pray that we would pursue every opportunity to love them, serve them, and bless them in the name of Jesus. I wonder how we can do these things?