A friend of mine shares this story and I want to share it with all of you!
When my friend was a youth pastor, their church had VBS. There was a lady in the church who picked up kids from her community and brought them to church. One was a small boy, maybe 5-6, whose family did not attend church anywhere. He loved VBS, but the teachers did not love him. He was VERY active and had difficulty sitting still. However, he had discovered God loved him, even when he was bad. He was so excited about the fact that God loved him. When VBS was done, oh my – to the teachers’ regret, he came to Sunday School every Sunday. He loved God, whom he knew loved him. Christmas that year was on Sunday, and my friend planned a huge birthday party for Jesus. The little boy was SO thrilled, because he wanted to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus, who loved him. On Christmas Eve, the little boy and his family were in the family van Christmas shopping. Their van was hit head-on by a drunk driver and the little boy was killed. At his funeral, his teachers were ashamed because of their attitude to him, but they realized also that because of VBS he was singing Happy Birthday to Jesus face to face. VBS works!
Shared by Diane W.