Psalm 51:10, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right
spirit within me.
Two small balloons, one filled with water.
Grades 4 - 8 (10 to 14 years).
We all have tempers and when other people upset us, we can
blow up ( Light the candle and take a balloon and blow it
). It's just like this balloon that is full of
hot air when I put it over a hot flame. Wow!
That was really a great temper explosion wasn't it?
Now I have another balloon that is filled with water.
When we ask Jesus to come into our hearts, He fills us with
His living water. This is the power of the Holy Spirit
which changes our lives, so that we want to serve Jesus with
all of our hearts and please Him in all we do.
I'm going to hold this balloon over the flame and see if it will
blow up ( hold it there until the balloon is black with soot ).
You see this balloon did not blow up because the water
kept it cool. And when people make us cross, instead of
blowing up, the Living Water that Jesus puts into our lives
us keeps us cool.
Let's pray and ask Jesus to keep on changing our hearts and
lives until we are able to keep cool when people make us
angry, tease or aggravate us.