We Will Rise
I love when people share their ideas with me! This one was from Tracy
Thurm, and is included in the April 8, 2012 Easter lesson in the Kitchen
curriculum that KidzMatter puts out. She was glad to have me share it
You will need:
2 white helium balloons with long strings attached
small black t-shirt
Will it rise? I have similar question for you … “Will you rise?” God tells
us that we will rise like Him if we are true believers in His Son Jesus
Christ! 1 Corinthians 6:14 says, “By his power God raised the Lord from the
dead, and he will raise us also.” WOW! That’s great news! I’m going to
demonstrate what this means using these balloons.
The leader will have a child hold a white balloon. This balloon represents
Jesus Christ. The balloon is white, because Jesus was perfect, sinless and
The leader will have another child hold a second white balloon that has a
small black t-shirt over it. A size 3T or 4T will work, depending on the
size of the balloon. If the t-shirt has a logo on it, just turn it inside
out. This balloon represents us. Why do you think there is a black t-shirt
covering this balloon? Right! We are sinners. This black shirt represents
our sins. How do you feel when you sin? Sin drags us down, doesn’t it? The
leader will instruct the child with the t-shirt covered balloon to let go of
the balloon. The balloon will drop to the floor due to the weight of the
t-shirt. After we sin, our hearts feel kind of burdened, kind of heavy. We
feel pretty low, don’t we? The child will pick up the balloon again.
But we have good news! We have a Savior that came to take away our sins! We
have a Savior who can remove our sins as far as the east is from the west!
The leader will remove the black t-shirt from the second balloon. We have a
Savior who rose from the dead, stayed on earth and proved His resurrection
for 40 days, and then rose to heaven and was seated at the right hand of the
Father. The leader will instruct the child holding the first balloon that
represents Jesus, to let it float up near the ceiling, while he continues to
hold on to the long string. The child will stop the balloon right before it
hits the ceiling, so the balloon doesn’t pop.
And we have more good news! If you have received Jesus as your personal
Savior and Lord, if you believe that He is the only Son of God who came to
earth to take away your sins, you will also rise one day and spend eternity
with Jesus in heaven! The child with the second balloon, that represents the
children, will let his balloon float up next to the first white balloon.