Last week we hosted a Vacation Bible School at our church. It was very successful. Half of the children came from our church and half of the children came from the neighborhood. Many children heard about Jesus. It was very rewarding for all who were involved.
But, it did require quite a bit of work. The sets took hours to build. The drama team spent hours practicing. The teaching crew spent hours preparing. Those in charge of games and crafts and snacks all put in many hours as well. By the end of the week, many of us were exhausted.
Yet, someone told me on Sunday, “What a joy to exhaust yourself in God’s work.” This comment reminded me of Horatius Bonar’s hymn, …
Go, labor on: spend, and be spent,
Thy joy to do the Father’s will:
It is the way the Master went;
Should not the servant tread it still?