Object Lessons

Let Jesus In

Objects: A large Milk Bottle and a hard-boiled Egg, with shell removed.

We have a most interesting object lesson today, boys and girls. Here is a milk bottle and an egg. I'll place the egg on the mouth of the bottle. How many of you think the egg will ever go into the bottle? I can hear some of you saying, "All the King's horses and all the King's men can never get that egg in the bottle without breaking it." But wait!

No, the egg can't get into the bottle as it is now, because the bottle is too full of something else. Do you know what that "something else" is? "Air," some of you are saying. Yes, this bottle is full of air and this keeps the egg out.

See what happens when the bottle is emptied of its contents! (Drop lighted match into milk bottle.) Notice what is happening to the egg! Why, it has entered the bottle unaided. The lighted match has consumed all the oxygen in the bottle and with the bottle emptied, the egg went in.

The Lord Jesus stands at the heart's door of every boy and girl, man and woman, and knocks. Revelation 3:20 says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock—if any man open I will come in . . . ." But the hearts of boys and girls and men and women are so full of "things," that there is no room for the Lord Jesus. (Suggest "things" that keep Him out of hearts today, such as love of money, amusements, pride, friends, etc.)

Over nineteen hundred years ago, the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a manger. There was "no room for Him in the inn." How sad it is that some are still saying, as the inn keeper did so long ago—"no room." The egg went into the bottle as soon as the bottle was emptied. The match consumed the contents. Won't you let the Lord Jesus empty your heart of all the "things" that are filling it and keeping Him out? He longs to come into your heart and be your Saviour. His arms are laden with many precious gifts for you. He will bring peace and joy and everlasting life. Make room for the Lord today, boys and girls! Give Him a place in your heart and life. Let Him hear you say, "Come in Lord Jesus and be my Saviour—come in today" . . . and He WILL come in.

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