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Last week, we explored where light comes from and why it is important to us.

Many of you said that light helps us see and keeps us safe.


Did you know that Christians know Jesus as 'The Light of the World'? What do you think is meant by this? If you are in school, share your ideas with the person next to you (facing forwards.) If you are at home, discuss your ideas with an adult in your house.

Before Jesus was born, in the Bible, prophets speak about Israel being saved from its enemies and that God's light will shine on them (Isaiah 7-12).


Christians are taught that Jesus is life and light. They believe that, as a divine gift (a gift from God), he is what gives them life and will show them the way. 

In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never overcome it. (John 1:4-5)


Jesus himself said:

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)


When he said this, Jesus wasn't talking about a light source like a torch. He was talking about being safe, being protected from sin, being able to see the path towards God. Christians believe that Jesus came, just as the prophets spoke, to save people from their enemies (sins) and show them God's love. Because they believe in him, they too can be the light to others.


Play the video below to hear one of the songs some Christians sing about light.

This little light of mine