A cool, rainy weekend was just what I needed to 'take me off the hook' for doing yardwork! Not that I don't enjoy it, mind you, but we had a FULL week helping out with VBS at our church. If I told you I had a class of 15 6 & 7-year-olds, that might clarify things a bit, huh? :-)
But as is typical of the goodness of the Lord, He had all sorts of graces and mercies on a challenging few days. First of all, the kids were great! Our topic was wonderful--the Covenant. We had a terrific group of volunteers to make it all happen. And when I was scrambling to pull together a lesson (I was a last-minute fill-in teacher and so had no time to prepare ahead of time), I was relieved to sense the Holy Spirit's leading...something workable for each day. Praise the Lord, it got done.
I made a funny observation this week. Every time I needed my group to gather together and head off to our next activity station, there were fifteen little bodies lining up in a flash next to me like so many iron filings to a magnet. Efficiently, superbly lined up every time. One of the excellent 'crowd' skills taught in public school! Truly, I heartily appreciated that this week. Have you noticed that trying to get a group of homeschoolers lined up is like herding cats?? We could take a lesson.
One little girl in our class asked prayer for God to help her witness to a little neighbor girl. You should have seen the shock on her face when that little neighbor arrived late in the week! Just in time to hear the whole way of salvation through Jesus and how much God loved her. I saw a hard and sullen little face change in two days to a happy, participating part of our group--and rejoice to know God's mighty work has begun in her. Things like this sure make it all worthwhile, don't they?