Rooted in Christ
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7
The theme for St. John’s VBS this July 9th-13th is “Rooted” and with the help of counselors from Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps and our many congregational volunteers, kids will learn each day how we are ROOTED in Grace, Christ, Faith, and Truth. While there are different Bible verses that the kids memorize each day, the theme verses are Colossians 2:6-7.
It is also a good time for each of us to reflect on how our lives are rooted in Christ.
Our culture often refers to how it is healthy to live a balanced life between work, family and play or fun. Yet, anyone who has tried to live in such a way finds it impossible. Our faith in Christ can liberate us from the weight of balancing all that we are called to in our lives. Rather than balance, I advocate living our lives centered (or rooted) in Christ. As we keep our faith in Christ central to our lives, with intentional prayer and the help of the Holy Spirit or lives, with strong roots, can grow in a nurtured healthy way.
I invite you to nourish your roots in Christ in Bible study, prayer, meditation and time spent in fellowship with the community of Christ.
I also invite you to keep our VBS children as well as all of the counselors and volunteers in prayer. In the next newsletter I will share a brief reflection on the theme being used during Salem’s VBS this year as they hold their VBS weekend August 11th-13th.
Yours in Christ,