“Music Opera House” captured the delights of everything Australia, from blinking didgeridoos, a gigantic map of Australia comprising of hundreds of individually drawn boomerangs, silhouette of the Australian outback and what seemed like “life kangaroos” hopping onto stage to join the outbackers. How could anyone not fall in love with VBS?
So, amazingly, despite the chicken pies, crafts, “G’day mate”, Bondi beach and all, Nic could tell me that they learned about how Jesus called Simon to follow him - "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." (Matthew 4:19) I was pleasantly surprised when he told me excitedly that Simon’s name was changed to Peter and now he is “the Rock”. Wow!
And from the back of the car came yells of “I want to obey Jesus”, “I want to love Jesus” from Nic and Gwen. Gwen was very excited that for the first time she gets to open her bible and look forward to read Matthew 4:18-20 and John 1.
Unfortunately, an hour after I dropped them off at home, Nic was crying non-stop for me. My mum-in-law was a bit agitated that we didn’t just leave him at the Super Duper Camp in school instead rather than to break the routine. There was not much I could do except to pray. I prayed against the work of darkness and all chaos to be removed in Jesus’ name and for angels to be around Nic to calm him down. Moments later I got a call that she noticed Nic had fallen asleep and she said it is very rare for him to sleep in the afternoons. Praise the Lord! I started to cry again because He demonstrated to me for the umpteenth time that He is a miracle answering God and a prayer answering God. Praise the Lord indeed!