Legos for the Little Ones

Legos for the Little Ones

God has been working in amazing ways through each group this summer, and while we could tell you so many stories from all the retreats, baptisms, construction projects and other ministries, we want to tell you about just one small thing that happened at a VBS last week.

“Today’s lesson was about the wise and foolish builders,” Sharon tells me while helping one of the tiniest boys stack some blocks together. “We put an ad out on Facebook and people donated their legos, so when the kids go home today they’ll take a gallon ziploc bag filled with legos.” The kids first spent time trying to build a solid house out of spaghetti and marshmallows, but all agreed that these were foolish materials. The legos were the wise materials, and after learning from their pastor’s wife what it means to build our lives on Christ, the kids got to build houses out of legos. And then take their object lesson home with them.

One of the women of the church, Martha, told me what a blessing it was in particular for two of the kids. “Their house was broken into the other week and they took everything, even all the kids’ toys.” The two little ones were upset and had asked when they would be getting their legos back, “I told them, little by little we’ll buy more toys, more legos, just be patient. And then our brothers and sisters came with legos for all the kids. It’s a big blessing for us.” 

That’s God’s timing at work. An excellent craft and object lesson turned into a perfectly timed gift. We thank God for the generosity of those who donated legos as well as the creativity poured into the lesson, all with the goal of showing each child the transformative love of Jesus.