Here's an easy-to-make lighthouse craft that has a window to let our
light shine out brightly for Jesus.
Sheets of A4 thin card.
Lighthouse pattern (see below).
Scissors and craft knife.
Glue stick and Sellotape.
Optional to make the Lighthouse light:
Large torch battery.
1,5 volt torch bulb (obtainable from Bicycle shops).
Length of bare thick copper wire.
Making the Lighthouse:
- Copy the pattern onto half a sheet of A4 card.
- Cut out and glue together the Lighthouse as shown in the
- Twist the bared copper wire around the base of the torch
- Bend the wire into a "C" shape so that the bottom of the light
bulb touches the top terminal of the battery.
- Bend the other end into a springy spiral to hold the bulb and
to make contact with the bottom of the battery.
- Tape the wire to the sides of the battery so as to hold the
wire and light bulb in place and let it shine.
- Place the battery and lamp behind the Lighthouse and open the
window to let the light shine out to the world.
I am the Light:
John 8:12 tells us that Jesus spoke to the people and said, "I am the light
of the world". When we give our lives to Jesus, the light of God
shines into our hearts and changes us into a brand-new person.
We find that we no longer want to do the wrong things we used to do, because
Jesus now lives in our lives and we want to please Him in everything we
do. God gives us the desire to read the Bible, pray and worship
Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
Old friends can't understand why we have changed. Now we don't want to
go to some of the places we used to, or do some of the things that we used
to. They cannot understand why we want to go to Church and praise
Light of the World:
Matthew 5:14 -16 tells us that we are the light of the world and that we should
let our light shine out to other people. Our light is the way we live
and talk, and behave as a Christian. Our lighthouse shows what has
happened in our lives.
Once the window to our lives was closed, but now that Jesus has come into our
lives we cannot help but to begin to shine for Him. Our lighthouse
windows open and God's light and love begin to shine out of our lives as the
power of the Holy Spirit works in our lives.
Just as a lighthouse can warn of danger, so the light of God shining out of our
lives makes unsaved people uncomfortable. They start to realise that
there is sin in their lives. But remember, the friendly light of a
lighthouse also welcomes sailors home after a long journey.
Our lighthouse needs a battery for power to light up the lamp. In the
same way, let's allow the Holy Spirit to use His power in our lives, so that
we will attract others to the the love and warmth of our Saviour.