Object Lesson / Christian Illusion – Thread the Needle With Faith
- A rope 3 feet long or longer
About the Lesson:
The lesson is a magic trick (Christian Illusion) that teaches about the importance of faith. You make a loop of rope and try to thread the other end of the rope through it when suddenly, when you have faith, it happens VERY EASILY! It takes a little bit of practice but once you have it down, it really is easy.
It takes a little bit of practice but once you have the process figured out, it really is easy.
Wind the rope around your thumb, make the loop and get ready to do the trick.
If you are anything like me, and I know I am, you probably get REALLY frustrated when you try to thread a needle. In fact, the more I try, the more angry I get, the BIGGER the thread gets and the SMALLER the eye of the needle looks.
Act frustrated like you just can’t get the rope through the loop
It just makes me SO mad. And that is JUST like people that want to please God. They want God to be happy with them and their actions but they aren’t truly willing to do everything the Bible requires of them.
You see, they are missing a VERY important element. There is a verse in Hebrews chapter 11 that says, “without FAITH, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God”. You will never be able to truly please God and live for Him without having FAITH.
Do the trick again but this time put the rope through the loop.
Check it out! Did you see that? It worked, it worked! I had faith, I believed and it happened! Hallelujah!
How the trick works:
You setup the rope in such a way that by simply moving the end past the “eye of the needle,” you “thread” the rope. The rope actually removes a coil from your thumb and slips the rope into the “eye” from underneath. This will make more sense as you work through the instructions.
Wrap the long end of the rope around your left thumb three or four times. Looking at the tip of your thumb from the top, you’ll be wrapping the rope in a counter-clockwise direction. This is important. If you wrap the rope in the wrong direction, the trick won’t work.
When practicing, it’s best to do this slowly till you get the hang of things. Of course, in a real performance, you’ll want to do this quickly so the “needle” appears to instantaneously be threaded.