Step through the paper

Object Lesson

At the beginning, tell the class that you need to cut a hole in this paper big enough to put your head through. How difficult will this be? Take the first piece of paper and cut a large hole in it. “Here is the best I could do. I have cut a hole in this paper, but I am not able to put my head through it.” Take the second piece of paper and cut it. Instructions for cutting. “But now I have cut it in a different way and it fits over my head. This first piece of paper represents you and me when we are faced with a problem or a task. We have very limited ability to get things accomplished. This second piece of paper represents when we get inspiration from God, and trust in him to help us. ” I used the scripture in Isaiah 55:8-9: “For my thought are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” There are many different directions this discussion could go depending on the message you want. Faith, trust in God, continuing revelation, etc. Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4746/lessons.html