Repentance is like draining a stagnant pond

Equipment Needed: A bucket

Scripture Reference: Isaiah 1:16

Activity and Application:
Show the bucket. Tell the following story:

There is an ancient Chinese proverb which purports to correctly determine
the sanity of an individual. Picture this mountain with a stream of water
flowing into a stagnant pond. It is stagnant because there is no outlet,
and there is no way to make one because the pond is surrounded by the
mountains. You are given a bucket and asked to commence to drain the pond.

What would be your first step? If the first step is to dam the inflow to
the pond, you are judged sane. If you ignore the inflow and try to empty
the pond bucket by bucket, you are designated insane.