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We are all on a journey through life, and God has given us two things to help us – His Word, the Bible and the Holy Spirit. If, however, we try and travel through life on our own – without calling on God to Guide us – we will make mistakes, and go off in directions that are not part of God’s plan for us.
Produce an ordinary (round) balloon. Blow it up, but do not tie it. Choose a volunteer to be your target. Have him/her stand about 6 meters away. This balloon represents a person trying to go through life on their own. Most people do want to go the right way. Their intentions are good. Therefore I am starting off by pointing the balloon at the target, but let’s see what will happen when I let go! It will almost certainly miss the target. Repeat a few times. You may be able to obtain Rocket balloons. These are long, and buzz as they travel through the air. Children love them, but they will still miss their targets!
What this balloon needs is a Guidance system – something to help it hit its target. I have one right here. Produce a 6 or 7 meter piece of string, and thread one end through a drinking straw. Have a second volunteer stand just behind the target, holding the other end. Blow up your balloon and tape it under the straw – see Attachment. Let the balloon go, and watch it hit its target. That balloon kept right on target, because it had something to guide it. In the same way, we will stay on target in our journey through life – If we let the Bible and the Holy Spirit guide us.
by Maurice Sweetsur, http://objectlessons.blogspot.com/