Oil and water are two substances that cannot mix. Today's Bible craft serves to remind us that God's holy presence cannot mix with our sin
either---we are separated from God because of it. But, when Jesus died on the cross he washed away our
sin; we were cleansed and made right with God. We can now enter God's holy presence---we can mix with God!
Our mini-lava light reminds us that our sin (the oil) separates us from God. But the good news is that Jesus (the Living Water) came to wash away our sin to join us to God!
As the salt (Christian) moves past the oil (sin) and into the water
(Jesus), this reminds us that when we are free from our sin, we can move towards Christ!
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for
us" Romans 5:8.
"For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus
Christ" 1 Timothy 2:5.
"That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be
saved" Romans 10:9.
Copyright 2000 S.A. Keith