…or third graders!
Last week we shared about what all went on during VBS and how on day 3 we were able to offer all the older kids some Witness Wear. It’s a little bracelet with symbols that tell the gospel story – Jesus came to earth, died on the cross, went to the tomb, rose, ascended to heaven and is coming again. Of course when we handed out the bracelets, we walked down through the symbols, explaining each one in a little more detail than I just did.
Everybody loved them. Maybe just because they came from the United States. Maybe not.
Even though I’ve been wearing one for a few months now, only my kids have asked me what the symbols mean. But something interesting happened yesterday.
We were talking over supper and I nonchalantly mentioned to Trinity that the next day at school she could show her class her new bracelet and explain what it meant.
Without missing a beat, she politely replied, “But Dad, me and ‘so-and-so’ (name withheld for privacy) already did!”
Really? Wow! I was floored. How did that come about? My inquiring mind really wanted to know.
So, she explained how her classmate and friend on the first day of school asked their teacher if she could explain what the symbols on her new bracelet meant.
Did she get them all right? Yep.
Did you get that? A little 8 year old girl who attended a three day VBS at a random missionary’s house in a small village in northern Portugal innocently and boldly stood before all of her classmates and “preached” the gospel. To our knowledge, she didn’t get saved at VBS, she never confessed Christ publicly and may not even fully understand the gospel at this point, but she told a bunch of other 8 year old boys and girls that Jesus Christ came to earth, died on the cross, went to the tomb, rose, ascended to heaven, and is coming again one day.
I asked Trin what her teacher said. She replied, “Nothing.”
While that is curious, it doesn’t bother me one little bit.
Just thinking on it today, made me really worship the Lord Jesus because He is marvelous and does everything perfectly.
He is worthy to be praised in every home, of every village, suburb, city, or jungle of every province, state or district that make up every nation on every continent on earth.
And, sometimes, just because He wants to, he uses third graders.
“…Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?” Matthew 21:16