(Photo by Vivienne)
â€œYou are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.â€
Matthew 5: 14 -16
Yesterday, at the end of everyone’s driveways, the wind was blowing the trashcans back and forth, revving them up to roll right down the street. Vivienne, Lia, and I decided to put God’s Word to work and pulled some trashcans and recylcing bins up to safety. The cool part is, that while we were doing it, one elderly neighbor came out to talk and invited Vivienne over to play with her tea set this week. Recently, I have felt compelled to visit these folks more often so that Vivienne can develop a deeper relationship with them; this invitation was providential!
Today’s plan is to review the verse and the catechism that naturally came from it:
Q: God says that we are the light of…?
A: The World!
Q: What makes us shine?
A: Our good works that glorify our Father in Heaven!
Today’s plan is to dig up one of my silk scarves, root through our hidden stash of candy, scribble out some maps, and play Treasure Hunt! Here are a couple of variations that I plan to play:
1. “In the Light” Treasure Hunt. With open eyes, a map, and plenty of motivation (did I mention the hidden candy stash??) Vivienne will enjoy finding her treasure.
2. “In the Dark” Treasure Hunt. With a blindfold covering her eyes, Vivienne will find that the map doesn’t do her much good. Nor will she be able to find that treasure! (Viviations to come…)
I’ll explain how the devil blinds peoplesâ€™ eyes so that they canâ€™t see God or understand His Word (our “map”). “What happens in the darkness?” Then I’ll explain how Jesus came to open our eyes so that we can see God. “What happens in the light? What are the treasures of life that we are looking for?”