Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” – Matthew 9:37-38
A few days before we left on our missions trip, we learned we would be working a VBS (Vacation Bible School) at the church where we were staying.
I have to be honest. I wasn’t thrilled.
We do VBS at our church, Lord. Why go to another state and help them with theirs?
But, alas, I was short-sighted. The Lord had big plans.
Sometimes missions work is to other members of the Body of Christ.
After we arrived, we learned the story…and why we were here.
The VBS had been very carefully planned. With a church full of eager and creative people, the scenery was beautifully done, the crafts were carefully planned, and the snack time food was sure to be a hit.
What they did not have enough of was workers.
In fact, the VBS director had been praying on the drive to work one day, asking the Lord how this work was going to be accomplished without the workers.
Not coincidentally, our team lead came to see her that day to tell her that she had a team coming in that could work for the week.
So…we were a direct answer to prayer to work that VBS.
Boy, does that feel good! Thanks, Lord, for the blessing of seeing that we were needed!
And you know what? It was actually the best VBS I have ever attended.
Dear Father, thank You for the reminder that Your ways are not our ways, and that there is work to be done for the Kingdom all over the place. Thank You that we got to be a part of the blessing You gave to Providence Presbyterian. You broke open the box I had put You in, dear Father, and I thank You for that! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.