On the third night of VBS, we had several new visitors. One little boy stood out with his huge blue eyes and a slight look of anxiousness. I kept counting heads during rally time, (I didn't want my little ones running far. It was hard to stay in our seats with all the excitement) and I noticed the face of our new little visitor looked very scared. I went and put my arm around him and assured him we were going to have fun. I started singing the songs with him and before too long he had relaxed and was joining in on the fun. Then it was time to line up and head to the next stop. His frightened look returned and he ran and grabbed for my hand. He asked with pleading eyes, "Are you going to leave me now?" I almost cried with him right on the spot. I promised him I would not leave him all night long. I vowed that I would be with him until the very end. With each stop he would loosen up and start participating, but the question always came when it was time to move. At the end of the night he was still by my side holding my hand as we made our last stop. He promised me he had had a lot of fun. I told him how proud I was of him for doing all the fun things throughout the night.
My little friend has been on my mind a lot since our only meeting. I pray for him and his family. I pray that if they do not have a church home they will come to visit us soon. I also pray that as he gets older, he will remember all he learned about Jesus during his visit to VBS. I also pray that he will come to know that Jesus can be his Ultimate "Tour Guide". Jesus can and will be with him through every stop, every turn, and every detour that he encounters.