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Our Wee Little Man

Our Wee Little Man


A "Little Man" is placed on the "Sword of the Spirit" to show us that we need to memorise and obey God's Word.

Materials You Need:

Two E260 balloons (any colour).

Making the Sculpture:

  1. Fully blow up a balloon, burp and tie it off.
  2. Z-fold the balloon and twist all three tubes to make the handle and sort out the handle parts to complete the "Sword".
  3. Inflate a second balloon except for 150mm and twist off a 60mm bubble and a 200mm bubble for the arms.
  4. Fold the arms into a circle and twist-connect to the head and body.
  5. Ear-twist the 25mm bubble to lock the arms at right-angles to the body.
  6. Leave about 100mm for the body, twist off two 100mm bubbles for the legs and a final 25mm bubble.
  7. Twist-connect the legs to the body, and use the 25mm bubble to lock the legs at right-angles to the body.
  8. Slide the "Little Man" onto the Sword to complete the sculpture.

Making Our Wee Little Man


We need to grow as Christians by reading the Bible and memorising verses.  In this way we learn what God's will is, and what He wants us to do in our lives day by day.  God is pleased when we obey Him and do what the Bible teaches us to do.

(Make the sword).  Our sword reminds us that Paul said the sword is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17).  If you were a soldier in Bible days, you would be taught how to handle and use a sword in battle.   You cannot just hack and chop with a sword, you have to know how to guard yourself against your opponent.  Otherwise, he will finish you off!

God wants us to know His Word by memorising verses, and by being able to quote them like Jesus did when the devil tempted Him.  We can do the same and learn to protect ourselves from temptations.  We can also use it when we pray.  There are hundreds of promises in the Bible that we can claim.  Make sure you do what Psalm 119:11 says:

"I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."

I'm going to make a "Little Man" (Make the "Little Man").  He's like us and needs something to hang on to, so let's put him on the "Sword of the Spirit".  This shows us that we need to hide God's Word in our hearts.

We can try to be good, but we will never please God as the Bible warns us that our hearts are desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9-10).  Well, what can we do about this?  David asked how a young man can keep his way pure?  And the answer was: by living according to God's Word and seeking Him with all your heart.

Let's cling to God and obey His Word.  Just like our "Little Man" is clinging to the sword which is the Word of God.  That way we allow the power of God to fill our lives, and make us into the Child of God that He wants us to be.  Don't ever stray away from God's commands.

God bless!

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