Recently I published the story of Gideon’s faith and his eventual defeat of the Midianites through God’s power.
Now I’d like to show you a simple, but cool, object lesson to demonstrate God’s power in Gideon’s life to kids.
The Object Lesson
Objects Needed: 2 pieces of paper taped into tubes (see picture 1 below), a piece of paper folded several times like an accordion (see picture 2 below), a regular piece of paper (see picture 3 below), Kleenex box
God was going to show his supernatural power through Gideon. Gideon looked at the men in his camp and thought, “THERE IS NO WAY we are ever going to defeat the Midianites!”
Take an object like a Kleenex box and attempt to set it on the ‘table’ structure as pictured in picture 4 below. It will fall right through the paper.
But God wanted to show that with His power Gideon could accomplish what seemed impossible!
Replace the piece of paper on top of the ‘table’ structure with the accordion folded one (like picture 5 below). It will now hold the box!
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