"Lift Up the Hands that Hang Down"
Have you ever been the recipient of a small act of love or service that blessed your life beyond the act itself? And have you ever served somebody (maybe even anonymously) and felt like YOU were the one blessed by the experience? Serving and loving those around us is a joy! It's what Jesus did while he walked on the earth. He was aware of others, their needs, their feelings. Developing this Christlike attribute is vital for progression and happiness.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "Come, Follow Me"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
You will need a hula hoop, or anything else that is flat, round, and large (like a pizza pan). You could also use a straight object, such as a yardstick.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
You will be playing a variation of a group activity sometimes referred to as “Helium Hula Hoop.”
Invite all of the members of the group to stand in a circle and hold out their index fingers at waist level. Explain that their goal is to make sure that their fingers are always touching the hula hoop. Balance the hula hoop on everyone’s fingers so that everyone’s fingers are making contact, and then let go. (The hula hoop will rise into the air mysteriously!)
After you complete the activity, ask the following questions:
1) Was it hard to lift up the hula hoop? (No, it was really easy!)
2) All you were trying to do was touch the hula hoop, so why do you think the hula hoop went up in the air? (Because every time someone touched the hula hoop, it went up a little more!)
3) If everyone was trying not to touch the hula hoop, what do you think would happen? (It would fall down to the ground!)