Several years ago, I was invited to teach interpretive movement for Vacation Bible School at our church. Having just heard the song, “Little By Little,” I felt called to teach this to the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. I envisioned them all on stage performing this song together.
The song talks about how little by little the children are changing and growing.
I taught them the sign language for the song, and it thrilled my heart to see them putting their all into their practice time. We would meet nightly for four nights, and then on the last night, they would all take the stage.
Each class was uniquely different due to their ages, but each student blessed my heart. Some didn’t want to go to the choir time, as it was not their desire to sing. They felt called to silently worship by moving their bodies to the words of the song to show deep expression.
When the last night of Vacation Bible School arrived, it was better than I could have imagined it would be. All of the students made their way to the big stage. Because we practiced all week, they were eager to show their parents the new skill they learned. It didn’t appear that any student was having performance anxiety, but they rather enjoyed standing tall with good posture as they began to move to the song. Their sign language was perfect, and they used great expression during the song. My heart was beaming with pride as I looked at their smiling faces during the performance.
What a blessing they were to everyone!
When their performance came to an end, everyone clapped and cheered. My heart was so full, and I was thankful for the opportunity. When once they thought I would be a blessing to the children, the children ended up being such a blessing to ME!