A VBS during my recent INDIA trip was memorable in many ways, but I think what stayed with me the most was the incredible singing. Especially this one song, sung In the Telugu language, with motions which helped tell the story, showing that only God gives the victory. (Culturally, this is important...the motions and movements to help convey the message.) The song refers to Joshua's victory...and that only the true JEHOVAH GOD can break the chain of sin, etc. The children LOVED singing this. And I loved the truth it taught! Singing TRUTH...they will never forget it!
This video shows 500 village children learning to sing "The Victory Song." Many, if not most of these children, have been taught to worship gods and idols. Significantly, this VBS was held during the height of India's national Hindu festival.
This verse kept coming to my heart, "I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee." ~Psalm 138:1
The children were doing just that, singing praise...and jumping with arms raised in victory...to the GOD of all gods...the KING of kings and LORD of lords.