God made Adam from the dust of the earth. He was like this balloon I
have here in my hand, all limp as he had a body, but was not yet alive.
God then breathed into Adam and he became a living person.
(blow up the balloon and twist it into the "Bat" stage
Adam no doubt enjoyed sport just as children do today. Do you think
my balloon looks like a tennis bat? I donít know if Adam and Eve
played tennis like we do (Pretend to play tennis with the bat
they did in the evening after they had fed all the animals.
But Adam let sin into his life, because he disobeyed God. He ate
fruit from the tree of the "Knowledge of Good and Evil" which God had
told him not to eat. As a result sin has also come into each of our
lives. Besides disobeying God and doing wrong things, anything such
as music, videos and TV that leave no room for Jesus, will become sin in
The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death. Man had put a noose
around his neck (Put the ring around your neck and hold the end above
your head ). This death is eternal separation from God.
Today man tries to get to God by rockets and space travel. And
science says there is no God. They try to prolong life by replacing
hearts and other body parts. (Twist the balloon to the "Mosquito"
Like a mosquito we can buzz around with our modern technology marvels saying,
"We don't need God!" But, this will not help us, because in John 14:6
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one comes to the Father,
except through Me."
If you could make your life longer, it will not help you. God even said
that if we make our nest in the stars, by getting on a space shuttle and
travelling into space, He will bring us back again (Obadiah 4). You
cannot escape God, and you cannot escape His judgement and the penalty for
sin. (Finish the Swan).
God wants to change our lives and make us beautiful like this swan. A
swan produces eggs and when they hatch, brand-new baby swans emerge.
This is how God wants us to be reborn in Jesus Christ and made perfect by
trusting in Him. My swan has an egg with a brand new baby swan in it
(Twist the egg several times and pull out the "egg" from underneath the
swan and break it off
God is not satisfied with second best. If sport, TV, videos, music or
even your friends are first in your life, then you are making God second.
God wants to be first in your life and He wants all of you, not
just part of you. He wants you just as you are, no matter how bad you
have been. Will you let Jesus come into your life, change you inside,
make you into a brand new child of God, and give you eternal life?
What shape are you? A "Bat" to play with, or a "Mosquito" just
buzzing around, or a beautiful "Swan" which God has made? I hope
you will give Jesus all of your life and accept Him as your Saviour and