Share your love
Reading: Matthew 5: 14-16
Prop: a bowl, candles and the Christ Candle, an envelop, a piece of paper that says "God Loves You!"
What is this?
Right, it is an envelope.
Do you know when we use this kind of envelope?
We use this when we have an important mail to send.
I prepared a letter to send.
It has a very important message in it.
Let’s see what’s inside.
“God loves you!”
God loves you more than you ever know.
This is the message from Jesus.
Jesus wants to tell us this.
Then in order to show how much God loves, Jesus was willing to die for us, and rise back for us so that we may live with him forever.
You know, we are like this envelope.
God puts an important message in us. (Put the letter into the envelope)
God puts God’s love inside of us.
Then God mails us to tell the world that God loves everyone.
God is saying:
“Go and tell the world that I love them.
Wherever you are, share my love with people.”
Now, I like to explain that using this Jesus candle.
I am lighting this candle.
Lighting this candle, I want everyone to see it.
So, I would not hide this light, like this. (cover the light with a big bowl)
I will let it shine.
Now I want to show you something.
In order to show you, I need to give you a candle.
So, have one.
Have you all got your candle?
Now we are going to turn off all the electric lights.
Then we will all receive the light from this Jesus candle.
Then we can help this light to shine brighter.
If we share the light from this Jesus candle, we can make this place shine brighter.
Are you ready?
I need two volunteers who can come and receive the light from this Jesus candle.
Ok, now we are ready.
Turn off the light please.
See it is pretty dark here.
So, let’s receive the light from this Jesus candle.
(To two volunteers) Now when you receive the light, go back to your seat and share with your neighbors, ok?
Then when you guys receive the light, share with people next to you, ok?
Now as we share this light with each other, we make this place shine brighter and brighter.
Have you all received the light?
Because we all receive our light from this Jesus candle, we make this place shine brighter.
This is what will happen when we share God’s love with one another.
When we share God’s love with one another, we can help Jesus shine brighter like this. (Pause)
Remember that we are like this envelope.
So, we like to share God’s love with one another so that more people can see and experience God’s love.
Now, let’s pray:
At this time, you can open your eyes and pray, since you need to be careful of your light, ok?
Now, let’s pray:
Jesus, thank you for giving your light.
Thank you for giving your love.
Thank you for sending us to the world.
Help us to share your love so that the world may shine brighter and brighter.
We pray for our friends and family.
May you keep them safe.
May you give them peace and wisdom and power to follow you.
May we also share your love and peace with our family and friends.
Help us to share your love through words and life.
May all of us be always yours forever.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
Now we are going to turn on our electric light.
And you can blow off your candles.
Teachers and parents, please collect the candles.
Now we are going to go out and play some games.
As you play, remember that you are like this envelope.
Remember to share God’s love with everyone, because God mails you to the world so that you share God’s love with everyone.
Ok, let’s go out.