Sunday Stillness – 1 Thessalonians 5:8
This week my grandchildren attended a Vacation Bible School. One day they came home wearing shields. I had read recently in Jesus Calling about hope and putting faith and love on as a breastplate. I forgot to take a picture of their shields. The church used Group Publishing’s Kingdom Rock VBS. The gym was decorated with a draw bridge entrance and unique barrier chains. The kids had a great time.
One of the songs my granddaughter really liked is Stand Together. Since it has some Celtic music I can see her heritage coming through (my Dad was born in Ireland).
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Thanks -I try to do that too.
Thanks for your kinds words Barbie.
Hi Janis (smile), I loved the photo of the shield but it was the verse that touched me even more. When I think about putting on the breastplate–I think of the armor of God in Ephesians. It really hit me to think that LOVE is a breastplate that protects us from the enemy’s attacks. It guards our hearts as well–what we hold in there.
Yes I thought the verse very special too. And LOVE is the most important. As we think of His commandments – Love God; love your neighbour. Isn’t it all about that?
this song is infectious! My children were unable to attend VBS this year and have missed learning really cool and fun songs in celebration of Him. thank you for this! stopping by from The Sunday Community!
I couldn’t help but be reminded when I looked at the photo you included in this post about how protective Faith and Love are, especially of our hearts.
The power of the full armor of God! How vital, and how often we forget to suit up. Thanks for the image and the scripture, Janis!
What a great song! My husband plays Irish music so we hear lots of that around our home. Thanks for sharing, Janis! Blessings to you. Love, Rachael
Group Publishing is one of my favorites for VBS curriculum. Sounds like your grand had lots of fun! Thanks for hosting Sunday Stillness.
A great reminder of the armor God has given us to see a visible breastplate, Janis!
The song is so joyful and bold at the same time – Thank you for the encouragement!
Beautiful photo & reminder of the breastplate we have been given! Thank you so much for this reminder today & for hosting the link up!
I was just thinking the other dat how our Lord Jesus offers Himself as just about our everything. He is our breastplate of righteousness, our helmet of salvation, our sword who is His Spirit! Just amazing.
Jesus does take on everything doesn’t He? Awesome is our God.
Oh what a lovely picture and Scripture. My grandkids and I are going to be working on medieval projects for their homeschooling projects. I also want to incorporate the passage about the spiritual armor and this will be a grand picture to share with them. Thank you. 🙂
Oh that is wonderful that this is helpful. It is interesting to think of us wearing this type of spiritual shield.
I love the visual of putting on armor for God! Our first year homeschooling we made shields…perhaps we’ll do it again this year! Have a blessed Sunday, Janis!
The shields they made were great. I will try to get a picture. But basically using bristol board, they decorated them.
Sounds like a great VBS! I wrote a song about the armor of God a few years ago. Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!
I might use this programme next summer – it sounded great.