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.
Roll of insulation tape.
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 bad things we used to, because now
that Jesus is in our lives, 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.
Our old friends cannot understand why we have changed, and don't want to go
to some of the places we used to go to, or do some of the things that we
used to. They cannot understand why we want to go to Church and praise
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 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 the 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 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 can attract others to the the love and warmth of our Saviour.