Object Lesson - Light - John 8:12

This Bible Seeker object lesson is designed to help us see God and know Him through connecting His Word with our everyday surroundings.  It's a short & simple Bible lesson that begins with a photo of an everyday object that can remind us of God's truth and His presence throughout our day.

God has placed His identifying marks all over our world and lives to point us to Him!  These simple object lessons are hands-on applicable Bible teaching that help connect God's Word to our everyday lives in a real and personal way.  They may be used for personal or family devotions or to use with small groups for a children's sermon or Sunday school lesson.

 "Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”


I love the light from candles; the flame seems to dance and almost come alive! 

Have you ever thought about how the tiniest of lights can dispel any darkness, but darkness can never extinguish the tiniest of lights?  Light is powerful!  It exposes what may otherwise stay hidden.

The first chapter of the Gospel according to John is one of my favorites...so much so that I have worked myself silly memorizing the first fourteen verses!

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.  In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overcome)  it."  John 1:1-5

Jesus came as the Light into the world.  Yes, He came to expose sin, but He also came to expose Truth.  God does not wish for us to walk around stumbling through the darkness; He gave us the Light (Jesus) to follow.

This simple object lesson also reminds us that it is in the light that we experience all the wonder of God! 

One of the most amazing wonders that light reveals is COLOR!  Can you imagine a world with no color?!  God places tiny little cones in our eyes that interact with the presence of light to cause us to see the colors of the rainbow all around us. 

God desires for us to not only see the beauty of His creation, but for it to be defined by colors and shades.  Now that I am getting older, it seems I need even more light to help my eyes see clearly words on a page or recognize the faces of people when it's dark or see objects on the road up ahead.

In the same way, God's desires for us to draw close to Him and allow His Light to enable us to see His Truth and not be fooled by the distorted twisted truth Satan desires for us to see.  Jesus is the Light; He is also the Truth.  As light clarifies what our eyes see, so Jesus clarifies the Truth of Who God is.

Object Lesson extension Ideas

These hands-on ideas will add an extra dimension to use with children either in a family devotion or home-school setting or in a group setting at church.

Shine your light

Have a fun Bible drill looking up Scriptures about light.  Give each person a flashlight and when they find the correct Bible verse they are to turn their light on and then read the verse out loud.  If you have several people, an inexpensive idea is to use the small artificial candle votives from a Dollar Store.

Light chaser

This is a fun game that is played in the dark.  Give one person a flashlight.  Everyone is to run and hide, then another person is designated to yell "Shine your light!"  The person with the light turns it on and all the others try to locate them and run to them as quickly as they can.  The last one to reach them is the light bearer the next round.  Talk about how Jesus said He is the light of the world; we are to run to Him and draw close to Him.

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