Until now! Mayfair's VBS theme was Soarin' - Everything is Possible with God (Mark 10:27). I loved it. Our church goes all out for VBS so the entire place looked amazing. I helped my sister in the "Skydive Diner" and it was our job to make and provide the daily snack, which also happened to go with the theme. We arrived each morning around 8:30 a.m. and began preparing for the first group of kids coming through at 9:30. We had a total of 4 groups of elementary school aged kids, and I think we fed around 300+ a day (that includes preparing snacks for the pre-school group as well).
Each set of kids would come in, get their snacks, and then sit on the blue tarp placed on the floor to answer questions about that day's Bible verse and theme before watching a video that went along with it too. And as I was busy behind the tables restocking the snacks for the next round of kids, I heard the daily theme and verse, and took it to heart as well.
Day 1 - No matter who you are, trust God.
People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7.
Day 2 - No matter how you feel, trust God.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust God. John 14:1
Day 3 - No matter what other people do, trust God.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. Isaiah 40:31
It sounded so simple, especially when shouted by 60 children seated in the room with me. But the words were still powerful and true, and they encouraged this soon-to-be new mom who will also be "soarin'" in a plane herself at 33 weeks pregnant to watch her husband do his third Ironman. The message was clear. No matter WHAT, trust God. Period. It is sometimes easier said than done, but I decided to start right then and there trusting God with all the uncertainty, fear, change, hopes and dreams that filled my mind lately.
As for the snacks, we had sky surprises (a cup of popcorn with surprise M&Ms at the bottom), troubled hearts (a heart-shaped brownie, a strawberry, and a dollop of whipped cream), and cloud cups (blue jello with marshmallows or whipped cream on top). To drink we had bottled water and capri suns.
|Here's Suzy, stirring a pot of blue jello.|