Monday, December 14, 2009

Preparing and Setting the Scene

Moday's activity was reading Luke 1. We concentrated on the verses where Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel and Mary goes to be with Elizabeth and John the Baptist leaps in her womb. We talked alot about cousins and how this story is Cavett's cousin, Anna Grace's, favorite story and loves to act it out, hoping that it would take on more meaning.

But, what I hope hit home the most was later when we did the science experiment that emphasized that nothing is impossible with God.

"The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:35-37

The experiment was actually in his Bible along side the story.

1. Fill a drinking glass almost to the top with water.

2. Drop a small cork into the glass and make the cork float in the center of the water without touching the glass.

What happens? The cork keeps floating off to the side. It seems impossible to keep it in the center! Now try this!

3. Slowly pour water into the glass until the water rises just above the rim without spilling. The cork will move to where the water is the highest--the center. It wasn't impossible when you knew what to do.

So, when we have God directing out lives and telling us his will, nothing is impossible!


Candace Chaney said...

Way cool! I love it!

Allison said...

That is a neat experiment! What a great lesson.