(Photo by Vivienne)
Q: What do Halloween and the upcoming Election have in common??
A: They need a little LIGHT!
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
For the next two weeks, I’ll be doing little activities with Vivienne (and Lia!) that center around Matthew 5: 14 – 16. Join us!
The lessons will culminate with a fun October 31st “Day of Light” Extravaganza and a November 4th Surprise Delivery to the poll-workers at our voting place. If you have little ones, join us for some fun!
Today, I’ll write the verses on our whiteboard and read them to Vivienne. I’ll ask her what the verses mean and how it makes her feel to be the “light of the world”.
We’ll look at the globe and I’ll explain that when we don’t know Jesus, our spiritual eyes are blind so that we live in darkness.
I’ll cover the globe with black fabric and ask, “What happens in the darkness? How do you feel in the darkness?”
I’ll remind her that Jesus came into the world to bring Light to us so that we can see God and we can walk in the light. “What happens in the light? How do you feel in the light?”
I’ll say, “Vivienne, because you believe in Jesus, He has made you the light of the world, too. He wants you to shine for other people who are still living in the darkness so that they can see God and know Jesus, too.”
“Do you know what makes us shine like a light? Let’s look back at the verse: …they may see your good works and glorify your Father… Yes, it’s our good works that show people the light of God.”
At another point in the day, we used a camera to take pictures of different types of lights. We’ll casually talk about how darkness represents Evil and light represents Good.
(Join us tomorrow for a blindfolded treasure hunt!)