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.

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!


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!


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.


Have a great week!