Transported to Africa
You have to see the Baobab Blast scenery at our church’s Vacation Bible School.
When I walked into the Education Building this morning to set up for the “Love Message in a Bottle” craft I was greeted by a denizen of the wild, the African wild that is.
I followed large elephant tracks up the steps to the second floor Junior Room and walked in, stopping short on the threshold. The baobab tree at the far end of the room is enormous. The branches reached out to me as if to say, “Come in! Come In! You are welcome here in God’s country.
Safe. Warm. Welcoming. It’s all that! And the kids love gathering underneath the baobab’s branches to hear a story, sing some songs and get to know each other better.
The giraffes, nibbling on low-hanging branches, are a welcome addition to the scene.
Feeling like someone was watching me I turned around. . .and looked UP, to find a lion staring DOWN at me, albeit in a friendly fashion.
Meanwhile, over in a far corner zebras roamed free, well away from the stomping feet of the elephants.
Circling the room I was transported. And I could see the kids felt the same way. How about you?