The book is like a gang or clique, which is a group of kids who only let certain ones be their friends; and who will not let anyone be their friend who they think aren’t cool. Gravity, or temptation, has a profound effect on this book.
The single sheet of paper is you. It’s kind of lonely. But the reason the clique won’t let you be a part of their group is because you don’t think the things they think are cool are cool, like gossiping, lying, cheating, smoking, drugs…etc. So they won’t let you in. You don’t like to do those things because they are not what Jesus wants you to do. When these temptations come to you, look what happens. The paper floats back and forth and falls gently to the floor.
Maybe you thought you wouldn’t give in to temptation at all; but we do sometimes. But did you notice the difference? You didn’t crash; you didn’t fall for it right away; but you did take yourself out of Jesus’ hands, didn’t you? So because we don’t sin as much as some of the other kids we might be tempted to think we’re better than they are because we would never fall for same of the stuff they do.
But be careful, because if we don’t stay in Jesus’ hands we may well find ourselves hanging around with them more and more. If we get too close to them what do you suppose will happen to us when they go down? Just like the paper falls quickly when placed on top of the book, we go down, too - just as hard as they do. So let’s not see how close to the world we can get; let’s see how connected with Jesus we can stay.