LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Read: John 1:1-5 again.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (NIV John 1:1-5)
Study: Today we will be doing something a little different. Gather your family into the darkest space of your home. A closet or a dark bathroom would be good options. Bring a Bible and a very small reading light with you. When you are all together, ask someone to read John 1:1-5. Describe how just as life can be dark at times, so are our hearts, lives and the world without the light of Jesus. Discuss how as followers of Jesus, his light lives within us and he wants us to share it with the world with our words and actions. Open the door of the room and celebrate the light of Jesus together! Give thanks to God for Jesus and for the light he brings to our lives at Christmas and always! Commit to sharing the light of Jesus with all people.
Pray: Light of the world, We give thank to you for shining a light into our lives. Help us to be your light in the world around us this Christmas. Amen.