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Some thoughts from your Pastor…
“WEIRD ANIMALS: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” is the name of our Vacation Bible School program this summer here at Jordan. The theme is: God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures… including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd—nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus.Through the five mornings together the young people will come to understand that they have been created by God as wonderfully unique individuals (that’s where the “weird” comes in) and that Jesus and his love is with them in all the circumstances of their distinctive lives.

One of the important ways this Gospel message will be reinforced in them is through daily encounter with Scripture. Each day the kids will learn a Bible point that corresponds to a Bible story and a Bible verse. For example from Day 2:
· Bible Point – Even though you’re different…Jesus loves you;
· Bible Verse – For we are God’s masterpiece. God has created us anew in
Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:10);
· Bible story – Jesus reaches out to the Samaritan woman. (John 4:1-30).

I think this VBS practice that our young people will experience can be a reminder to all of us. One of the important ways God’s Gospel message is reinforced in us is through regular encounter with Scripture.

I hope reading and reflecting on scripture is already a part of your daily routine. If it is not, I would encourage you to start making it an important part of your day. There are many resources out there…printed book form; online/downloadable for your computer/ tablet/mobile device; audio versions.

VBS will take place from July 14-18. I invite you to join our young people for those five days in meeting the Lord through God’s Word in the Bible through whatever medium and time it works best in your daily schedule. I believe it’s a habit that will allow God to enrich your lives in amazing ways.

Peace,

Rev. Jimmy Lee Werley