another creative idea
Card with domino spots which seem to appear, disappear, and move on command. This will help you demonstrate that “things are not always what they seem”. But when we seek God’s answers we can always trust Him, even if His answers are unpredictable.
Part 1 – Say: Have you ever seen a four sided card? That’s what I have here, a four sided card. You see on this side you have 3 spots (flip) this side you have 4 spots (flip) this side has 1 spot (flip) and the fourth side has six spots. (Repeat this a few times, really going fast to confuse your audience.)
Part 2 – Say: Sometimes in our lives things are unpredictable. We don’t know all of the answers to lives questions. Things simply aren’t as they seem.
Part 3 – Say: You see, my 4 sided card, well, I was fooling you. Really, this card only has 2 dots. (show the card with 2 spots) When I put my fingers in the blank spot your mind makes you think there are three spots. When I put my fingers over the spot and say one spot, your mind makes you think there is only one spot. The same is true on the other side of the card. When I put my fingers in the blank spot and say six your mind thinks there are six spots. When I put my hand over the spot and say four, your mind thinks there are four dots.
Part 4 – Say: Life isn’t all it seems either. Sometimes we really don’t understand why things happen? The cool part is we can go to Jesus anytime we want and ask Him to reveal the truth behind life’s questions. No matter what we think we may know, we should still ask Jesus and trust His perfect Word to guide us.
Part 5 – Say: Isaiah 55:8 says “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” We know that on the first side of the card we have 3 spots (flip) and on this side we have 4 spots (flip) and on this side there is 1 spot (flip) and on this side we have six spots.
Part 6 – Say: But The Lord says His ways are not our ways. So, if Jesus were to say that there really were 3 dots on this side, should I believe Him? Of course (flip the card and show three dots). And if Jesus were to say on this side there are eight dots, should I believe Him? Absolutely (flip the card and show eight dots).
Part 7 – Say: No matter how confusing life seems, God says His ways are higher than ours. We need to learn to trust Jesus to reveal to us His truth. And know that His thoughts are nothing like ours.
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