Hands-on Faith for Families
Week of August 18, 2014

Theme: 1 John 2

Eyes on the Light

Play: Choose one person to hold a flashlight. In a darkened room, have other family members close their eyes. The flashlight holder should point the flashlight toward one person and then another, slowly. With eyes closed, everyone should turn toward the light and try to keep their faces in the direction of the light as it moves.

Talk: The Bible tells us that anyone who hates others is in darkness, but those who love are in the light (1 John 2:9-11). Jesus commanded us to love one another, so we disobey Him when we hate others. Hate is like a blindfold that makes it hard for us to follow God’s light and do His will. If we take off the blindfold by choosing to love others, no matter what they have done, then we can see clearly to obey God and serve others. How would the relationships around you change if you asked God to remove your hate and put on His love?

Pray: Ask God to help you love everyone and follow His light.

—Naomi Bivins

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