Monday, June 1, 2015

Cracked Marble Necklaces

A few months ago I finally did a Pin from Pinterest that I've been dying to do for like forever.  Cracked Marble Necklaces.  I saw THIS tutorial and began brain storming how I could use it as a youth activity for my church.  The funny thing is, at the time I wasn't even serving with the youth! I was ready to do a tutorial all my own, but decided that she did the job just fine.  What I would like to do is share my analogy that I came up with to make it church worthy.

 finished without the chain. :)
before and after

We start with such beautiful glass marbles.  They are clean, clear and pure. The marble represents us as human beings.  The oven (place marbles in oven for 20 minutes at 425 degrees) represents the trials in our lives.  The hard times.  (Place HOT marbles in a bowl of ice) The ice is our Savior.  We don't get to choose what trials we go through, and they can be HOT! But when we turn to Jesus Christ he helps us through them and we come out more beautiful than when we started (cracks.)  

I know it's simple, but I'm quite proud of my little story.  I know our trials can make us stronger and better, especially if we turn to the Lord.  I'm so grateful for this knowledge.  I know this activity is not my idea, but the analogy is and I would appreciate the acknowledgement (just mention you found it here) instead of claiming it as your own.