Advent Sunday: Christmas Eve

I am the Light of the World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

This last Advent Sensory Station focuses on sight. Jesus is the light of the world who pierces the “darkness covering the earth” (Is. 60). We see SO many new lights during Advent: candles, stringed lights, LED lights, colorful lights, etc…

In the Christmas story, we hear about more lights… glory that shone around the angels proclaiming the Good News to Shepherds in the field and a new star sent by God to lead the Magi. At church we break up the darkness by lighting a candle each week as we get closer to the arrival of the one who is the Light. In Godly Play we light a candle each week to remember that no matter where we go, God is there with us. During Advent,we talk about how sometimes the light changes, but it is always there.

All of these lights help us remember.

You can do so many things with light as a family. Go drive and look at lights. Light a candle in your home– God is there, too. Sit together by your tree light and read Isaiah 60 or the sermon passage from this week when Jesus calls himself THE Light.

God has given us senses to experience and delight in him. In all of them this Advent, remember the One who took on flesh and made a way for us to come to God and for God to come to us.

Please Note: There will be no Godly Play classes tonight on Christmas Eve. We encourage children to attend the entire service with their parent! We will also have nursery only the following Sunday (New Year’s Eve).

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