Supplies Needed: Glow Stick, Bible
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16
Say: Have you ever been inside a dark room? (Have someone turn off lights in the area you’re in). It is nearly impossible to see anything! For the first few moments you’re in the dark, and your eyes aren’t adjusted, you can barely see the hand in front of you!
When you are in a dark room, the smallest amount of light can make a difference. (Crack glow stick and hold it up) If all the lights were on, this glow stick wouldn’t seem like much! But in a dark room like this one, the glow stick shines bright. (Turn lights back on if you wish)
In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus says this in the Sermon on the Mount:
“You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see; so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father.” (NLT)
When we follow Jesus, we are called to be light in this world! Sometimes, we may feel insignificant – like our light doesn’t matter. But, just like this glow stick, in a world that is filled with darkness, even the smallest light can make a difference.
(Connect this lesson to your event, service project, lesson, or glow event.)
This object lesson is part of the devotional and family discussion created specifically for the Glow Night Halloween Outreach Event, a low-prep outreach event on Halloween that helps your families GLOW with God’s love! Learn more here.