Journey of Faith
Next week, we are expecting over 600 people on our church campus as we share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our Midlothian community. Vacation Bible School has evolved and changed in production over the years, but whatever you may have called it, VBS at FBC Midlothian is now fondly known as Summer Blast!
If you’ve never been to Summer Blast, you may be missing out… in my humble opinion. Kids will connect with student and adult leaders every night during the week through games, activities, small-group discussions, and live large-group worship experiences. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, Summer Blast is the place to be!
And isn’t that what the author of Hebrews says that faith is? A journey? Our memory verse for the upcoming week says, “Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith” (Hebrews 12:2a, NIrV). We want to help kids get moving on their journey of faith and let them know that we are moving alongside them. We all have a personal decision to make as we learn to follow Jesus, but no one should have to journey alone. Even Jesus shared life with some of His closest friends, the disciples, and what they experienced was life-changing! Take a closer look at this concept in the details of this year’s theme:
“When we study the life of Jesus, why He came, and how He mobilized the disciples to share His message, we see that Jesus moved his disciples from here to there.
See, when people encountered Jesus, they moved. Some moved away as they didn’t quite understand what Jesus was all about. Others moved toward Jesus, His love, and His way of transformation and new life.
And those who moved toward Jesus saw miracle after miracle . . . including Jesus’ death and resurrection. They saw it with their own eyes and experienced it firsthand. As Jesus was about to go back to His Father, He told His disciples to go everywhere and share the truth of His resurrection and the everlasting life with God that He makes possible.”
– Ready, Set, Move VBS
So, where are you on this journey of faith? I hope that wherever you find yourself reading this today, you keep looking to Jesus. Move in His direction. And have a blast because the journey can be pretty amazing!