Last year was the first year I helped with VBS at the church where we attend when we go. It's such a large church that even if I were a true member, I don't think I would know any more people there than I already do. Seriously. I helped in the drama department last year which really was a ton of fun. I saw a ton of different kids but didn't really have that one on one thing with any of them. So this year I signed up to be a crew leader, which basically entails corralling 14 kids ranging in age from 6 to 10 for three hours.
I know that VBS is for the kids, but, man, they are teaching me a couple of things, too.
Today, I looked around at the 500+ kids in the morning session. They were singing, dancing, raising their precious little hands, jumping, praising, and having a big time. I realized in the moment that joy is God's desire for us all. Christianity is not supposed to be a life of dullness, sitting on our hands in the pews, yawning as we watch the time tick away. We should be full of life, full of God's love, full of excitement if but for no other reason than what's been done for us.
So that's what I'm doing right now. I am acting an utter fool... looking like a nut... dancing through the motions of all the songs for Pandamania VBS! And loving every minute of it!