Following Peachtree's Vacation Bible School this year, a mother was reminding her nearly four-year-old daughter that Jesus loves her. The daughter quickly agreed but then added, "Yes, and He saves us!"
Most people are quite comfortable with a vague notion of God loving us. Of course this is true, but it is far from complete. God's love is not sentimental but sacrificial. He came to rescue. His aim is to seek and save the lost.
Ministries like Vacation Bible School are critical because we pass along the depth of Christ's good news to the next generation. Sometimes the next generation even reminds us.
With hope in Christ,