by Greg Schuerman
Preparation: You will need 1 260 and one 11 inch round (colors of your choice).
I have included some simple patter which will give you an idea of the basic idea of the routine. I tend to ad lib quite a bit to suit my audience.
|Have you ever felt like a caterpillar? Just inching along in life, never really getting anywhere? (elaborate, using caterpillar
prop). Sometimes you feel insignificant--perhaps that God doesn't have any time for you.|
(To make this balloon, blow up the 260 just a little, make 4 or 5 small bubbles, and push them inside. Deflate by cutting off the uninflated nipple end... I've made more elaborate antennae with a puffed 160, but this works fine, and takes less time.)
|(Blow up an 11 inch round all the way, then let it deflate about half way. You will be manhandling the balloon quite a bit to
accomplish the necessary twists, but this fits with the patter. Make one twist with about a third of the balloon at the nozzle end. Split the small bubble
from the nozzle to the first twist, then the other larger bubble in a similar fashion. Then, give them a twist between the right and left (vertically) to
solidify the structure)|
While accomplishing these tasks, talk about how you sometimes wonder why there are struggles in life. Twists and turns, etc.
|Romans 12:12 tells us to rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, and persevere in prayer. |
Romans 8:28 says that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
Sometimes we just need to trust God, take a step back and (wedge the caterpillar between the bubbles) look at things from His perspective.
He gives us New Life.
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