Today was a great first day at Camp David Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church Atlanta.
Boys and girls ranging from 6th grade to 8th grade came to VBS, excited and full of energy for what the Lord was going to do through them today. “Fear not, O land: be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things” (Joel 2:21).
Since one of the main themes for this year’s VBS is the armor of God, the pastor delivered a great message in the Bible study on truth and how to live by it in a Christlike manner. He said that truth builds character, spiritual depth, and confidence. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
Before going into our small group discussions, the pastor ended it by quoting a verse that left the middle schoolers awestruck since it applied to their lives. I could even say that this verse not only applied to them, but to the adults as well. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
In the small group discussion, I went over the points made by the pastor. I also described, in depth, what the pastor’s points meant with Biblical scripture and how it applied to their daily lives. I even prayed with the 6th grade girls and could feel the Lord moving in the room where we were in as I prayed with them. God was so good to us. “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold of the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4).
As me and the other volunteers said goodbye to the middleschoolers as they left VBS, I thought of the impact that the Lord through me had on these middle schoolers. It was amazing to see His mighty hand at work today while He used me for His Kingdom’s glory today. God was glorified today and will be for the next 4 days at Camp David! “And I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for the good of them, and of their children after them” (Jeremiah 32:39).