Today we begin VBS with 36 kids from the ages of 3 years to 11 years old, along with 8 of our youth and 13 adults.  The theme for this year is FOOD TRUCK PARTY: On a Roll with God based around Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread.”  Today the kids heard the story about Elijah, the widow and the endless oil.  Our focus today was on “God is Great. God is good!”  They learned about the importance of sharing and the presence of God in their lives.

Scripture Reading:     1 Kings 17:8-16
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there, for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10 So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.” 11 As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 Elijah said to her, “Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said, but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.” 15 She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. 16 The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

Reflection Questions:
What does “God is Great. God is Good”  mean to you?
What act of sharing is being asked of you?
What is one of your favorite VBS or Sunday School memories?

Prayer:
Dear God thank you for providing for my needs this day.  Help me to be more generous with my abundance.  Amen.