Pepper is sprinkled onto water in a bowl and represents the dangers we can
face. When touched by dishwashing liquid representing God's power,
the pepper is swept aside showing that we are safe because God protects us!
A small bowl filled with water.
Some finely ground black pepper.
A film canister filled with dishwashing liquid.
We live in an Evil World:
We can always trust God to protect us, even when circumstances seem
hopeless. This bowl represents the world we live in and the water
represents each one of us. I'm going to take some pepper and
sprinkle it onto the water to represent the evil and danger we can face.
See how the danger (pepper) covers the entire surface of the water, right
on top of God's people. How can we remove this danger? This
may seem impossible to us, but David assures us in Psalm 91:9-11 that:
"If you make the Most High your dwelling, even the Lord,
Who is your
refuge, then no harm will befall you.
No disaster will come near your
For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in
all your ways."
I'll take this toothpick to represent an angel, and pick up a tiny amount
of this dishwashing liquid from this film canister. The dishwashing
liquid represents God's great power. Now I'm going to touch the
surface of the water with the toothpick to show how God's power and
protection comes into our lives the moment we need it.
Come and stand close and watch what happens. Look, the pepper has
been swept aside and we are now safe! God has protected us from the
danger and evil. Praise God! He cares for us, because He loves
us as the apples of His eye.
Sometimes we face real danger to our health and bodies. We also face
dangers from the devil's temptations and from friends who can lead us
astray. But, if we love God, He is always there for us and will keep
us safe no matter what we face. All God needs to do is to speak to
His angels and His power will keep us safe.
You need to pray to God every day and ask Him to guide and protect you as you
go to school and come home. And to protect you where ever you go and
what ever you do. And then, don't forget to pray to God to keep you
and your family safe at night.
Why not start right now, and each of you can say a short prayer and ask God
to protect you throughout today.