Description: Small, round, variety of colors, and rubbery
What it does: sits, rolls, bounces
Okay, here is a Sample Message for you.
Hey, kids. I have a bouncy ball. If I set it down, what does it do? Nothing. It just sits there. How boring is that? But, If I roll it like this, then what is it doing? It rolls. Still not a lot of fun, is it? In order for this ball to be really fun, what must it do? It must bounce. That is what it was made to do. When it just sits there it is not doing what it was made to do. Even if it rolls it still is not doing all of what it was “made to do.” But when it bounces, that is when it does “do” what it was “made” to do.
Hey, that reminds me—I was made, too. Who made me? God made me. And He made you all too. And He made us with a purpose. We are supposed to “do” what He “made” us to “do.” There are many very good Bible verses that answer the question, “why did God make us?” Here is one.
1 Corinthians 1:9 says—”God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Did you figure out why God made us? It says He made or called us to be in fellowship with His Son Jesus. If we accept Jesus as our Lord, Savior, and friend, then we will be fulfilling the purpose of why God made us. You see, the dictionary defines fellowship like this: “to be friends with one another or others who share the same interests or aim.”
Here are some other good Bible verses that help us to understand it even better.
Jeremiah 29:11—”For I know the plans I have for you, Declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Look these up too. Ephesians 2:10 and Micah 6:8.
Now we want to have fun and be fun like the bouncy ball. The best way for us to do that is to do what God “made” us to “do.” To accept Him as our Lord and Savior. To let Him be our friend. To obey Him. And to do what He wants us to do, such as love Him and love others too.
(English Standard Version)