On our last Sunday still at home, our Sunday School class was taught by our friend Jessica. Jessica became a good friend over the summer through our Sunday School class. She was inspired by a story she heard on the K-LOVE radio station and had asked our teacher if she could teach our class. It was definitely one of my favorite classes all summer.
I don't remember the exact story, but a man called in to KLOVE and said he had found a balloon with a note inside, and all the note said was, "Pray for my son Zach. He is sick." That was all. And the man prayed for Zach and his illness. We don't know what was wrong with Zach or if he is better now, but I do know that God honored that parent who asked for prayers for Zach and the man for being obedient.
Can you guess our assignment? We had to write a Bible verse and note on a piece of paper, tie it to a balloon, and release it. Everyone got to pick their own verses, but I believe the assignment had something to do with introducing the reader to the Lord. (Sorry Jess if I'm butchering your lesson.)
|Mine and Kyler's Bible Verses|
Anyways, that is what I wanted a total stranger to know. So we tied our notes to balloon strings and took to the streets...er, parking lot.
|Kyler checking his ballon's buoyancy|
|Most of our attendees (wake up Jacob)|
|My late release due to picture taking|
Wherever God took these balloons though, hopefully whoever picks them up will come to know God or be curious about Him or acknowledge His constant presence in our lives.
(And THAT is the reason why I believe that if a bird chokes on a rubber balloon, it's okay; because whoever finds the content of that broken balloon might come to know Christ).