VBS: A Labor of Love

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Running a Vacation Bible School program is a lot of work! There is scheduling, recruiting, training, collecting, decorating, promoting, rehearsing, and the list could go on and on. It can be a tiring endeavor.

Those who have worked with VBS for a while can attest that it is indeed a “labor of love.” The words in Hebrews 6:10–12 can be used as an inspiration not only to those working toward their upcoming program but to all continuing in their work for the kingdom of God.

For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:10–12)

All of us have times when we feel sluggish, whether it is during the preparation for VBS or in life in general. You may be counting down the weeks or even days until VBS starts. You may be feeling overwhelmed with what still needs to be done. It is important to remember why we are doing this: to share the gospel with children and encourage them to trust the Bible as God’s Word.

Regardless of what your particular role is, you are ministering. You are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to children who will be called the saints in His kingdom. So continue to be diligent and encourage others until the end of VBS and beyond—because the labor of love is in His name.

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