I grew up in Amo, Indiana until I went into the seventh grade and my family moved. Amo is a small town in central Indiana where both sets of grandparents lived along with aunts and uncles. Being a small town, I had cousins all over the place.
I grew up going to Sunday School where I would have a relative usually be one of my Sunday School teachers. I had my grandmother, aunts, and mom take turn teaching my Sunday School classes. Each summer our little church would have vacation bible school. This was such a fun time. The things I remember the most was the singing B-I-B-L-E, Kool-aide, and cookies we got as a snack and at play time, we played a game called Red Rover. I am not sure if kids still play this game today. It was a fun game for kids when I was young.
Red Rover was a game where you picked two teams and each team made a chain by holding hands. Then you would take turns calling out to the other side to send someone over to break your line. For example, red rover, red rover, send Darrell right over. I would then have to run across and break the other line. I am not sure if we ever completed the game. Play time would be over and we would head to our classes for our activity. These lessons at an early age laid a foundation to the Lord’s teachings and stories in the bible that taught us about Jesus.
I am not sure what made me think of Red Rover today, but I know some of you have played this game in your youth and some at vacation bible school in Amo.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.