What places do you expect to experience God? Maybe it's church, or nature, or in our very selves. As we are over halfway through the summer, what if we looked for God in our summer experiences, our home, or our work?
It's important to expect God to show up in all kinds of places. What are some unexpected places where you can look for God this week?
This week we are preparing for Vacation Bible School and it's unlike anything we have ever done before. We are hosting it in a new way with an invitation for families to create VBS in their own backyards. As we navigated this pandemic and considered how Vacation Bible School would fit in, we used the collective wisdom of our Education team and ministry colleagues to try something new. This week volunteers are preparing take home kits with resources for 50 families. On Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. families are invited to come to our VBS drive thru where they will pick up their supplies and bring canned food to help Hands of Christ.
We have encouraged families to invite a neighbor or reserve a kit for someone nearby to help bring the message of VBS to those close to their home. Would you like to pick up a kit to share with your family or a neighbor nearby? Reserve one here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPZ6h5f4S9kTtE2RspZyRfwOcZxtyVn054kI2xUj79B05blg/viewform
Jacob had an experience where he recognized God's presence, "then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place-and I did not know it!" And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." -Genesis 28:16-17
Jacob woke up with an awe that hit him deeply. God is there in all of these places. So let's not be nearly as surprised as Jacob. I would invite you to "listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go."