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Birth and Death

Since this is Easter weekend, here is an object lesson that helps explain birth and death to children. You need a glove for this demonstration. Each of us are made up of two parts: a body and a spirit. You can see a body and feel it and it can move and talk and do all those wonderful things. You can't see a spirit, but it is there. Can you see radio waves coming into your radio? Can you see x-rays coming from an x-ray machine? Can you see music waves coming out of a piano? No, but we know all those things are there. And we all have a spirit that right now is inside our body and that's what makes us alive. When we are born our spirit comes to stay permanantly in the body that was just born. (Put the glove on the hand) This glove represents your body and my hand is your spirit. Your body has to have a spirit inside, or it wouldn't be alive and able to move around. When it is time to die then the spirit leaves the body and goes back to be with God, who created our spirits. (Take off the glove) The body is not alive anymore. The person that we know and love still exists but as a spirit and we can't see them anymore. The body stays right here on earth until it is time for the ressurrection. What is that? It is when your spirit is joined again to your spirit.(put the glove on again). But this time, after a person is ressurrected, the spirit and body will always stay together and never be sepparated again. It is sad when people we love die, because it means that we won't see them for a long time, but because Jesus was ressurrected, he said that we would all be ressurrected too, and we will see our friends and family again.

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