A Moment To Praise For Kids 5.19.20
Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce

Light Of The World

You can do a lot of things with light! You can see better, for one thing. The light of the sun can  warm you. You can make shadow puppets. Plug in a night light so you’re not afraid at bedtime. You can also shine a flashlight into the darkest of nights so that your path is clear and can be seen before you. Here’s a story about my favorite light!

When I was a kid, I had a glow-in-the-dark figurine of a little girl praying that I had gotten in Sunday school. It looked like this.

I grew up in a pretty rural area and when it was bedtime, it was dark! Really, really dark! Both outside and inside my room! When I received this little trinket for memorizing a Bible verse, I was thrilled. Every night when I went to bed I waited for my eyes to adjust to the dark and for it to start to shine. I never felt alone in the dark with that comforting praying girl nearby.

A Moment To Praise For Kids 5.19.20 in Scripture

Now, I don’t have that little figurine anymore, although I wish I did for memory’s sake. However, I do have something much, much better: Jesus! Jesus tells us He is the light of the world. He has enough brightness for everyone on the entire earth to see and follow Him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A12&version=NIV

Jesus came to this world so that we would not have to walk around in the darkness that sin causes.  He came to give us life – forever and ever.

Remember the next time you are in the dark: you are not ever alone. Jesus is right there beside you, brightly lighting the way.

A Moment To Praise For Kids 5.19.20 in Song

Our song for the day is called, “Light Of The World” from VBS a few years back. Sing along and remember that Jesus is the Light Of The World!

https://youtu.be/eI302Av7vSI

A Moment To Praise For Kids 5.19.20 Learn More

I always loved to make hand puppets in the dark with a flashlight. Here are some images for you to try for yourself.  Even the darkest of nights can be made bright!

https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/266-hand-shadow-puppetry

Hand Shadow Puppetry | ClipArt ETC

The Hand Shadow Puppetry ClipArt gallery offers 15 examples of animals such as a butterfly, dog, donkey, or elephant represented in shadow by one or two human hands. Hand-shadow of Butterfly. Hand-shadow of Camel. Hand-shadow of Chamois. Hand-shadow of Dog. Hand-shadow of Donkey. Hand-shadow of Elephant. Hand-shadow of Goat. Hand-shadow of Goose.

etc.usf.edu

Have a great week!