Here is a Gospel magic trick that teaches the truth that when we trust in God, He will protect us!
Are you living the egg-citing life of trust in God? Or do you think that life is just not all it’s cracked up to be? Here is a fun Gospel magic trick that your kids will love. It takes some practice, but once you get the technique down, you and your kids will be glad you took the time to learn it.
What you need:
1 dozen eggs
2 pie tins
2 large clear glasses or containers, large enough to hold 7 eggs
2 toilet paper rolls
A pitcher of water
Red food coloring
Red cross with food coloring inserted
What to prepare:
Place both containers on a tray or a table. I actually velcroed mine down so that they didn’t fall when I pull out the pie tin. Have your carton of eggs nearby. Fill one of your containers with water about 3/4 full. Prepare a wooden cross with some red food coloring on the bottom. This will easily transfer to the water when you place the cross inside the container.
Every time a person is involved in the story, you will balance an egg on the roll which stands on the pie tin.
You will need to practice pulling the pie tin out from under the roll and egg, but you will get it after a few tries or so. Don’t give up if it takes you a little longer. My kids really loved this trick. I have placed the words in blue below in the script to show when you should pull the pie tin each time.
Have you ever heard the phrase “having the rug pulled out from under your feet?”
Picture yourself (hold up egg) standing (place egg sideways on top of the paper towel roll) on a rug (hold up the pie tin, then place it on top of the glass) and without you knowing it, someone yanks (pull the pie tin right out from under the roll and egg) the rug right out from under your feet and you fall flat like a cracked egg.
You ask yourself, “What in the world just happened?”
The phrase “having the rug pulled out from under your feet” can be applied to any situation that catches you off guard. You just didn’t expect for that to happen.
For example, you’re standing in line to buy popcorn at the movies and the person in front of you turns around too fast and bumps into you and dumps soda all over your nice new shirt!
Ughh! You just didn’t expect that!
Or maybe a friend promised to go to Disneyland with you but at the last minute they changed their mind. You can’t believe it! You’ve been planning to go to Disneyland for months! You just didn’t expect that!
Un-eggs-pected things happen to all of us. It’s been going on since the beginning of time. Even to people in the Bible.
Take David for egg-sample…Samuel the priest anointed him to be king of all Israel when he was only 16, but he really didn’t get to be king until he was much older. Instead he became eggs-hausted at running away from King Saul to save his life!
Abraham became egg-cited when God told him he would be a father of many nations, but he didn’t egg-spect to have to wait so long.
And Joseph was no egg-ception to surprises in his life. One day his brothers threw him into a well and left him there for dead!
Yep. Sooner than later life has a way of pulling the rug out from all of us. Most people go through life thinking it is not all it is cracked it up to be.
Egg-cept for those of us who have learned to trust in God!
You see, I am a Christian. That means that I believe that God loves me so much that He gave His one and only Son Jesus to die for my sin.
Let’s let this glass remind us of Jesus, whom the Bible says is “the living water.” Jesus died on the cross (Hold of red cross) and shed His blood (Place cross with red food coloring into water) to forgive my sin.
Sin is anything I think, anything I say or anything I do that displeases God.
Because I believe that Jesus died for my sin, I am forgiven of my sin and I am now His child.
When life throws me unexpected punches, (pull the tin) I will be OK, because the Bible says, “the eternal God, (that’s Jesus) is a dwelling place, and underneath are (His) everlasting arms…”
Look! No cracks. God will always protect me. (Place egg on top of roll again.) I will still fall sometimes and life will throw me unexpected punches, (pull the tin) but God will always keep me safe when I trust in His everlasting arms of love.
You see, David had to learn how to trust God too. Eventually he became king, but there were times in his life when he was knocked down, especially by family members.
Even Jesus knew that He could trust God the Father when He had to endure the biggest knock down of His life by dying on the cross.
So, what about you? Are you ready to trust God with your life? Life will throw you punches. It’s your choice to decide where you want to fall.
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