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New Life

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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