Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Some jottings on Light for a church primary school assembly

“light” 232x in the Bible

What’s the opposite of light? [darkness]

Why do we need light? [to see (in the dark)]


Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” – the Bible guides us, shows us the way to go, how to live

What will happen to a plant if it gets no light? [it dies]
 Light is essential for life

1 John 1:5 “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.”

2 meanings of darkness:

(1)     ignorance – “I’m totally in the dark about long multiplication”, I don’t understand it – opposite of knowledge and truth – cartoon light-bulb moment, enlightenment

(2)    Evil – opposite of purity and goodness, “It was a dark movie”, nasty, evil, “his heart was dark”, badness
Jesus calls himself the light of the world

“In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it…. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” (John 1)

Roger Carswell un-put-outable candle illustration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znP_29GQ_sA

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