With God the impossible is always possible.
Materials You Need:
A length of 6mm soft white rope about 1,5 metres long.
What is difficult or impossible to us, is easy for God. It seems
impossible to tie a knot with one hand. But this is done to show that
God has the answer to all our needs no matter how hard our circumstances may
Performing the Effect:
- Fold the rope over the right hand and lift up the ends and grasp them
between the first two fingers.
- Ensure that the ropes stay in order as the figure shows.
- Display the rope and then drop the outer end.
- Then tip the hand downwards so that the loop falls off your hand and
onto the rope where it will form the knot.
The Disciples had tried in vain to heal a boy possessed by an evil spirit.
In desperation the father brought his son to Jesus for healing.
"Have pity on us and help us" said the boy's father. In Mark 9:23,
"All things are possible for him who believes."
The father then exclaimed "I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief".
You see, he was not even sure that Jesus could heal his son. How like
us. When we come up against big problems, we often doubt and cannot
believe that God can supply our need and answer our prayers.
It seems impossible to tie a knot in this rope with one hand (Perform the
effect). There, what do you think of that? A knot tied with
one hand! Did you believe that I could do it?
Overcoming Fear and Unbelief:
Like the father of this boy, we can ask Jesus to help us overcome our fear and
unbelief. And then with trust in our hearts, we can bring our needs to
the Lord in prayer. All we need to do is ask, and we will find that the
answer will come, as Jesus cares for each one of us very dearly. Just
imagine how Jesus looked down on that son with compassion in his eyes, and
then rebuked the evil spirit and set that boy free!
It did not seem possible to tie a knot with one hand. The Bible tells us
in Mark 10:27, that:
"With God, all things are possible."
And so, we tied a knot to demonstrate that nothing is too hard or impossible
for God to do for you.