Children’s Sermon

1 John 1:1 – 2:2


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1 John 1:1 – 2:2


By Lois Parker Edstrom

Suggestions: A rock collector who could bring samples would be a wonderful resource for this lesson.

See photos of mica

Do any of you have rock collections? Rocks, which we think of as being so common, can be very interesting. Whether you pick up rocks while walking along the shore, hiking in the mountains, or in your own garden, you will find many different shapes, sizes and colors.

While digging in my garden I discovered a rock about the size of a small orange. When I brushed the dirt away the rock sparkled. The sparkles are a type of mineral called mica. (Show photo or an actual rock containing mica, if available.)

No one can see the beauty of mica while the rock is in the earth covered with soil, but when it is unearthed and exposed to the sun the little crumbs of mica, that are a part of the rock, glitter.

We can learn something about being exposed to light when we read this verse from the Bible: “…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1:5).

Let’s think of our lives as being like mica. When we try to hide from God, we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to let his love shine in us.

The Bible teaches us that God is light. The light of his love helps us see things more clearly, helps us make better choices and have a better life.

Accepting God’s love and learning to live in his light will allow that love to glitter in you.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan