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Cardboard Lighthouse

Finished Lighthouse and optional light Optional light

Today's Craft:

Here's an easy-to-make lighthouse craft that has a window to let our light shine out brightly for Jesus.

Materials Needed:

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.
Insulation tape.

Making the Lighthouse:

  1. Copy the pattern onto half a sheet of A4 card.
  2. Cut out and glue together the Lighthouse as shown in the picture.
  3. Twist the bared copper wire around the base of the torch bulb.
  4. Bend the wire into a "C" shape so that the bottom of the light bulb touches the top terminal of the battery.
  5. Bend the other end into a springy spiral to hold the bulb and to make contact with the bottom of the battery.
  6. Tape the wire to the sides of the battery so as to hold the wire and light bulb in place and let it shine.
  7. 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 God.

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.

God bless!

 

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