This Sunday, from 4-5.30pm in Chearsley Village Hall, as the nights are getting darker, we thought we would focus on one of Jesus’ “I am” sayings.
“I am the Light of the World”
We have heard this statement so many times, it is easy to forget how outrageous this would have sounded when Jesus said it. By saying “I am”, he boldly and unashamedly declared and claimed on behalf of himself that he was God and by saying “of the world” that he had come for every single one of us, not just the Jews.
What does “the light” mean? We will be exploring this in our activities at Messy Church this Sunday:
Traffic light food craft – sometimes Jesus says “stop” to protect us, sometimes “wait” and sometimes “go for it!”
Lighthouse craft – like a lighthouse, Jesus guides us away from things that might harm us and points the best route
Dark box to reach in to – How scary it is to reach out in the dark but Jesus is always there, in the dark places with us. John 1: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Obstacle course – Jesus can shine his light to help us get through life’s many obstacles. John 12:35 Jesus said: Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
Decorated jam jar lights – don’t hide your light under a bowl, Mathew 5:15 let your light shine before others. Psalm 119: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
3D Hologram – God’s light has 3 dimensions – the father, the son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit.
Mirror drawing game – Just when you think you know light, it will surprise you! Jesus can do that too! He is not limited by the laws of nature. He raised the dead, turned water into wine and walked on water. The mirror reflects the light. In the same way, you can reflect the light of Jesus back onto others.
World map prayers – there are many countries in darkness at the moment, we can pray for them.
Please come along and join us. If you can’t make it, or it is not your cup of tea, please pray that at this Messy Church, everyone who comes, feels some of God’s amazing light and takes it away with them to shine on others.