Fire & Rain – Rev. Allan Brooks – Isaiah 43:1-3


As we reflect and celebrate another successful year of Vacation Bible School, Pastor Allan recalls his childhood, when he was the age of some of the kids we served this past week. “Fire and rain” he says, one of his favorite songs, a great representation for all that happens in life. Isaiah 43, our theme verse for VBS, proclaims God’s great promise; “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” God first tells us that we belong to him, He claims us, then promises to be with us in all circumstances. How awesome it is to know that God is with us at all times and claims us as His own. We have our God with us, through fire and rain. Amen.