Intervention and Orange Juice
Life and sin get so mixed up that it can be hard to pull them apart. Sometimes, we need an outside source to help us identify the things in our lives that are contrary to what God is calling us to do and be. This illustration can help students connect the idea of intervention and removing sin from their life with a powerful visual (and refreshing drink!). If you’d like a full lesson on intervention, check our wilderness at Intervention (https://umcyoungpeople.org/the-latest/intervention)
Straining Pulp illustration Illustration:
Pour a small amount of heavy pulp juice into cups for students and have them drink it.
- What do you think about this juice?
- What might make it better?
Now pour juice through the micro-strainer into a bowl or pitcher, and have them taste the juice again. Think of it like this: Pulp is the “junk” in our lives that hinders us from fully living for Jesus so we need help – intervention (pour juice through the strainer) to remove the junk (pulp should be visibly in the strainer) so that we can live free of it (pure orange juice in cups).