The Holy Spirit wants to blow in your life so that you will be blown closer
Materials You Need:
Two empty cold-drink cans.
25 straight plastic straws.
Lay out straws 10 mm apart and parallel to each other on a flat surface.
Place the two cold drink cans about 50 mm apart on the straw "rollers."
The cans must be able to roll freely back and forth. Using an extra
straw, blow between the cans and this will cause them to roll towards each
other and bang together. Practice this before telling the lesson so
that you know where to place the straw and how hard to blow!
Blowing between two cold drink cans creates a low pressure that draws them
together. This is like the Holy Spirit blowing His gentle wind into
our lives to brings us into a closer relationship with Jesus.
We frequently see on TV how tornados and cyclones can destroy homes, possessions
and lives. The Bible speaks about the wind in many places and of the
destructive forces that it can bring. Paul and Jonah were two people
who experienced great storms while they were travelling in ships. The
Disciples also faced contrary winds that make it hard to steer their boat in
the direction they wanted it to go.
Jesus was not worried by winds, because He is the master of the Universe and
had only speak a word. This would still the storm and cause the wind
and waves to die down. The Holy Spirit is spoken of in the Bible as the
"Wind of God". The same Spirit wants to blow in our lives today.
I have a little experiment to show you (Lay out the straws and place the
two cold drink cans on them about 50 mm apart).
This can represents you and I, and the other one is Jesus. I'm going to
blow between these two cans. What do you think will happen? (Let the
). Well, let's see what happens (Blow through a
straw between the two cans
). You were wrong! They moved and
banged together! That's how the Holy Spirit wants to blow us closer to
Perhaps you thought that the cans would roll apart due to the force of the air
I blew between the cans. Well, the air rushing between the cans lowers
the pressure of the air between the cans. The air pressure on the outer
sides of the cans was then greater and caused them to roll together.
A Mighty Rushing Wind:
God's Spirit came like a mighty rushing wind on the day of Pentecost. He
blew into each of the lives of the Disciples and drew them together into a
close-knit family, so they even shared all their possessions. Since
they were so close to each other, the Power of God was set free and many
miracles happened. Jesus wants to do the same today, so that He can
bring us close together. Then He will be able to do mighty things in our
lives and in our Church.
Close to Jesus:
What about you? Are you far away from Jesus? John 17:20-21 says:
"I pray also for those who will believe in Me,
that all of them may be one,
just as You are in Me and I am in You."
In this passage Jesus prays for everybody who would believe in Him, that they
would be close to each other and to God. These verses show us that
Jesus and the Father work together and have the same goals, the same power
and have all things in common. In the same manner, Jesus wants us to
be one with Him. Will you let the Holy Spirit blow you close to Jesus
and let Him work out His will and purpose for your life?
As you get closer to Jesus, you will find that He will not only live in your
life, but will fill you with His love and joy. Perhaps you would like
to bow your head right now and ask Jesus to send the Holy Spirit to blow into
your life to draw you closer to Jesus.
In 1738, a Swiss mathematician named Daniel Bernoulli studied the relationship
between the pressure and velocity of fluids, for instance air.
Bernoulli's Principle states simply that the pressure of the air will
decrease as its velocity increases and applies to the two cold-drink cans.
As the velocity of the air between the two cans increases as you blow
air between them, the air pressure decreases on the inner sides of the cans.
The pressure of air on the outsides of the cans is then greater, and
this pushes the cans towards to the area of lower pressure and causes the
cans to roll towards each other.