Let’s color the picture of the Bible. The Bible is God’s Words to us!
Oh! The B-I-B-L-E,
Yes that’s the book for me.
I stand alone on the word of God,
I’ll take it along with me,
I’ll read and pray,
and then obey,
I’ll stand alone
on the word of God,
That Jesus shed for me
Cleansed me from sin,
I belong to him,
(Psa 119:105) NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
(Take out your husband’s flashlight and sit in a room without windows. Compare the darkness lit up by the flashlight to God’s Word lighting our way in a dark world full of sin.)
Did you know that the Bible is just like Daddy’s flashlight? What happens when we turn off the lights. (Turn the lights off.) Is it dark? Can you see very well? (Now turn the flashlight on and smile and clap.) Yeh! Isn’t it much better once we turn on Daddy’s flashlight? Now we can see better, can’t we?
Did you know that because we do bad things – which God calls sin, our heart gets dark just like this room when all the lights are on? God’s Word, the Bible, is like Daddy’s flashlight. (turn the lights out and then turn the flashlight on again so they can see the comparison) The more we read the Bible, the more the light will shine on our sins and show us how dark our sin and our heart really is.
Did you know that Jesus came to take our sins away? He gave us His Bible, God’s Words, so that we could know that our sins are really bad. Just like Daddy’s flashlight, Jesus wants to shine in our hearts and make it bright and clean. We need to tell Jesus that we know our heart is dirty, dark and full of sin (frown at this point and shake your head no) and that we need Him to wash our heart clean (smile and nod your head yes)!!
Please help me to see the darkness in my heart. Help me to see my sins and to ask Jesus to shine His light on them so I can see them. Jesus please wash my sins away so I can have light in my heart. Amen!
© Kate Plourde 2009