The Cup: Applying it:
I got Khoen up from his nap and set him at the table. As I walked back and forth between the kitchen and dining room he asked, “What are you doing mama?” “Just wait, you’ll see” was my reply.I returned to where Khoen sat with a tea cup, saucer, dirt and a glass of full water. I could see the quizzical look in my three year olds eyes. After reassuring him that we weren’t going to eat my little concoction I began my production with his full attention. As I set the cup on the saucer I explained that God made Khoen very unique and special. “Khoen, you are like this cup.” I also told him that the saucer represented the world/the people God put us to live around. I lifted the glass filled with water and said imagine this is God. He is filled with living water. As I poured the water into the ‘khoen cup’ I said “look now you’re filled with God!” Then I poured it back and rubbed Khoen’s cup with dirt. I explained that the dirt was like sin. It represents every time we hit, scream NO!, disobey or act selfishly. Then I filled the cup back up with ‘Gods water’ I made it to pour out onto the saucer ‘the world’. With a voice full of sadness I said “Oh no! God wants to pour himself out to the world through Khoen, but some of khoen’s ‘dirt/sin’ is spilling all over them. How can we keep this from happening?” I got what I had expected-silence. So I replied with a giddy “I know!” “lets tell God that there is dirt in us and see if He will make us clean.” So I quickly and efficiently emptied and wiped the cup clean. As I did this I quoted John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish but be clean and live in eternal life.” (italics added) Then I refilled Khoen’s cup and let it overflow with the grace of God. We ended by saying how pleased God is by seeing Himself, fully fall on all the people in the saucer through Khoen.