Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Jesus the light of the world - Pat van Wyk

Foreword:


This puppet show is meant for children from Preschool to Grade 2.

Here we are teaching the children that we need to be born again. It is a difficult concept for small children to understand, but is such an important part of our faith – that we cannot neglect to teach them about it.

JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Dolls enter and greet:

Tinky: I would like to read you a piece of Scripture.

Pinky: Yes, read to us please, Tinky!

Tinky: I am going to read to you from John chapter One verse 1 to 9 (it is a long passage read it slowly and interestingly).

1  The Word was first, the Word present to God, God
present to the Word. The Word was God, 2  In readiness
for God from day one. 3  Everything was created through
him; nothing--not one thing!-- came into being without
him. 4  What came into existence was Life, and the Life was
Light to live by. 5  The Life-Light blazed out of the
darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out. 6  There once
was a man, his name John, sent by God 7  to point out the
way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to
look, who to believe in. 8  John was not himself the Light;
he was there to show the way to the Light. 9  The Life-
Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he
brings into Light.

Pinky: Wow, amazing.(pull out slowly)

Tinky: Jesus is the life-light.

Pinky: So (puzzled) darkness and light?

Tinky: Let me explain, There is the son which is day, and the dark is the night. We are talking about where Jesus is, there is life because Jesus is the light of the world.

Pinky: Do you mean He lights up the world? (ask slowly)
And darkness cannot stay, hey Tinky?

Tinky: Yes, you got it. Jesus is called the Word and He came to earth as a man.

Pinky: Yes, and then?

Tinky: Jesus created everything and nothing came into existence without him.

Pinky: I remember that piece it says “The life-light blazed out of the darkness” and the darkness could not put it out.

Tinky: Yes Pinky you are getting too clever. I want to tell you the story of Nicodemus.

Pinky: Okay, so tell us about Nic.

Tinky: Nicodemus was a leader of the Jews.

Pinky: So that made Him a very important person then hey!

Tinky: Yes, children and Pinky he went to talk to Jesus late one night because there were always so many people around. He was shy to ask Jesus in front of the people, so he made a plan.

Pinky: Yes there were always people around Jesus. So what did Nic ask Jesus Tinky?

Tinky: Nicodemus said to Jesus “Rabbi we know that you are a teacher sent by God because of the miracles you do.” Jesus answered “no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.”

Pinky: (astonished) Born again, you mean a second time?

Tinky: That was Nicodemus’s reaction too! Asking how can a grown man like me climb back into my mother’s tummy?

Pinky: (laughingly) That does sound funny. What did Jesus
Say to him?

Tinky: He explained it like this: A person is born physically of human parents, but born again means to be born spiritually of the Spirit.

Pinky: Nicodemus did not understand hey? To be born again is excepting Jesus as your savior Tinky.

Tinky: Yes, Pinky. Imagine if you could close your eyes and look into spiritual world, when you believe in Jesus your spirit glows in the dark.

Pinky: I like that Tinky I want to shine brightly too.

Tinky: When Jesus becomes your savor you are born again and the light of Jesus the Holy Spirit shines out of you. Jesus is the light of the world and you become children of God.

Pinky: I love Jesus Tinky!

Tinky: Pinky and children, in the Gospel of John, Jesus was called “The God revealer.”

Pinky: That is so beautiful! Because that is what He did reveal simply means, to tell us about God.

Tinky: John 3:16 tells us that God loved us so much that He sent His only Son Jesus to earth to die for us so that - this is the reason, so that we can have eternal life -  condition, if you believe -  whoever believes will receive  - what eternal life.

Pinky: Jesus is the life – light and do you know what Tinky?

Tinky: No what Pinky?

Pinky: You and I we shine brightly hey?

Tinky: Yes Pinky we do. Kids do you know Jesus or is He just a story to you?

Pinky: Well if you want the Jesus light to shine out of you, you have to ask Jesus to come into your heart and believe He is the son of God and that He died for you.

Tinky: Well we have come to the end kids, we have enjoyed being here and hope that you all enjoyed it to.

Pinky: We have really enjoyed it hope to see you soon with another story soon. Bye, we love you.

Tinky: Bye kids, we love you!

Both dolls together: Bye – bye Jesus is the light of the world. Bye bye. 

We have created an excellent opportunity for you to now pray and lead the children to the Lord. Make sure they understand what they have done and let the parents know. We sometimes give a certificate we make in advance and fill in their names. Make it special as this is a special occasion. The Bible says there is much celebration when one person gives their lives to the Lord.

Love in Christ

Pat