Light of the World

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A great devotion that will teach kids that Jesus can be the
light of their life…especially at the times when they are afraid
of the dark.

Theme: Christmas

Text: Luke 2:1-20

Preparation: You’ll need a small flashlight for
each child or a pretend candle made from construction paper with a
tissue paper flame.

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The Message: Who’s afraid of the dark
sometimes? What makes you feel afraid when it’s dark? If someone
turns on a light when you’re feeling afraid in the darkness, how do
you feel?

(Have the children cover their eyes while they try to stand and
touch the shoulder of someone near them.)

You may open your eyes now and touch your friend’s shoulder.

(Have children sit down.)

Which way was easier to find your friend — in the dark or in
the light? Why do we need light?

I have a story to tell you about some people who were looking
for a very important kind of light. This story is found in the
Bible and tells about the birth of a very special baby who was born
to be the light of the world. (Paraphrase the Scripture.)

I have a little light for each of you to take with you so you
can remember to let Jesus’ light shine through you. After I give
you a light, turn it on and we’ll sing “This Little Light of Mine.”
(After singing one verse, send the children back to their seats
carrying their lights while singing the song.)

Barbie Murphy
Loveland, Colorado

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