Today's Gospel talks about people living in darkness. When you think about darkness, you may also think about stumbling, falling, or even being afraid. That's what your life could be like without God. You could stumble around trying to find love or happiness, but without God you will only fall. Jesus brings light into a dark, unhappy world. With Jesus, you no longer need to fall, and you don't need to be afraid. God loves you.
Prayer - Dear God, thank you that with Jesus I don't need to be afraid.
Something to Draw - Draw a picture of Jesus bringing light and love into a dark world.
Mission for the Week - Sing the song, "This Little Light of Mine."
Jesus was the light in the darkness that was mentioned in the Scriptures. He told people to repent for the kingdom of heaven is near. Jesus was a good teacher. He explained things so that people understood about God's two greatest commandments. He told stories. Today his word is like a flashlight lighting your path to heaven. If the batteries in your flashlight need recharging, prayer will light up your flashlight again.
Prayer - Lord, I want to be a flashlight leading others to you.
Something to Draw - Draw Jesus shining a flashlight on the road to heaven in front of you.
Mission for the Week - I will ask my parents how I can help them today.