Light the 16th candle
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV
Sometimes we think that Jesus is the only light for our world and we think of the Father (God) as the stern figure of the Bible. Yet everything that Jesus is, so is God. Here we see this in the scripture reading. God is the heavenly light and the perfect gift is Jesus. The light that we see in Jesus at Christmas is the gift of God’s own light to the World. We give gifts at Christmas and yet they can break, people change and don’t like them anymore – yet this gift from God – Jesus – does not change. Jesus is the gift for today and all our tomorrows. If you have not received Jesus as God’s gift to you, will you do so today?
Activity for Families and kids – material needed: broken toy or other broken object.
Look at the broken toy and how sad it makes us when things break. Say, the good news about Jesus is that he does not change or break. He is the light for us always.