VBS 2014 Daily News: Monday

Adventures in Narnia: Students begin exploring the many lessons this magical land has to offer

IMG_2366State College, PA — Holy Trinity’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) began their journey through the wonderful land of Narnia. They met Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan, and can look for the lessons in this classic tale. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a popular story, both for its imaginative plotline, as well as its Christian symbolism. As the students go on this journey with the Pevensie siblings, they will discover the symbols inside this beloved child’s tale using the truths found in order to become good Christians and appreciate their faith. No matter what, it will certainly be an adventure. The students began the evening with a prayer and a delicious pasta dinner before discussing how stories can convey many life lessons in a simple fashion (one story discussed was the Wizard of Oz and how the main characters already possessed the things which they desired.)   The children then viewed the opening portion of the movie before going to their class. The use of the wardrobe in the story teaches us that many things are “bigger on the inside than the outside” such as a soul, or a heart or even our church (a church may seem small, but it is large in the love that I may be given and shared.

Meet the Characters

Lucy — the faithful youngest child, is the strongest believer in Aslan.   She closely resembles and represents children in general, and their simple innocent faith. Edmund — Man, he is tempted by the White Witch, her Turkish Delights and the promise of power. He represents mankind, who Jesus died for on the cross.

What’s in the Book

Ask, and you will receive. Search and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks. — Matthew 7:7-8

FPO—For Parents Only

  • VBS will conclude each day with some fun activity at Holmes-Foster Park (unless it is raining). Please be prompt!
  • On Wednesday, there will be Vespers at 5:00. Please try to bring your children early so that we can pray together. Dinner and VBS will follow.

Learn More

For more recaps and pictures, visit the 2014 Vacation Bible School homepage.