Light the 13th Candle
“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16 NIV
The verse following this one says: “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ’Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’ When we see the light this Advent we too are called by Jesus to remember that the Kingdom of heaven is near. In the business of life, work, school, music, sports it is easy to forget the light and what it ushers in – God’s kingdom. Today be mindful of what the light reveals and look for God’s kingdom – that is how Jesus is working in the world and what he wants you to do.
Activity for Families and kids – material needed: wrapping paper or paper towel tubes. Make binoculars from the tubes and take some time looking through them to see what God is doing.