Light the 11th candle today.
“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.” John 1:9 NRSV
One size fits all. This saying is rarely really true. One size fits all printed on a pair of stretch pants in my experience does NOT fit all. And hats don’t really fit everyone well if they are one size. And one size fits all stretch gloves do not fit everyone in my house comfortably. One size fits all chairs leave some feet swinging and others with a view of their knees. Well, you get the point. But here in John we read that this light that Jesus brings is the one light that fits all. Jesus is the true fit for everyone! Next time you read “One size fits all” – remember Jesus the light for the world!
Activity for Families and kids – material needed: few pieces of clothing that fit only a few or one person well.
Have everyone take turns trying on a piece or two of clothing. Ask if this one piece fits everyone? Then talk about the one “piece of clothing” that truly fits everyone is the light that Jesus brings. It truly fits everyone.