I Am the Light

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For instructions, see page 24.

Jesus Christ has many names and titles. One of them is the “light of the world.” He taught, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

At Christmastime, we celebrate His birth. Twinkling Christmas lights draped around the Christmas tree symbolize the light He gives. And a star placed on the tallest branch reminds us of the sign that appeared in the heavens on that sacred night. Even before the electric light was invented, people decorated their Christmas trees with brightly burning candles to remind them of the Savior. As you count down the days until Christmas, remember the light that He brings into your life.

Instructions: Remove pages 24–25 and mount on heavier paper if you wish. Trim. On page 27 are 23 candles and a star to decorate your tree. Some of Jesus Christ’s titles are written on the candles and the star. Starting on December 1, read the scripture for that day, find the candle with the title mentioned in that scripture, cut it out, then glue it in place. On Christmas Eve, read the scripture reference on the top of the tree, then glue on the star.

Advent calendar(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Thomas S. Child

“I Am the Light of the World” 1 December1 Tim. 2:5 2 December 2 Ne. 9:5 3 December John 10:14–15, 17 4 December Bible Dictionary—Anointed One 5 December John 1:heading, 1–3 6 December 2 Ne. 10:7, 14 7 December D&C 110:2–3 8 December John 6:35 9 December Mal. 3:1 10 December 2 Ne. 25:29 11 December D&C 29:5 12 December Eph. 2:19–20 13 DecemberJohn 1:29 14 December Bible Dictionary—Comforter 15 December D&C 31:13 16 December John 3:16 17 December 2 Ne. 25:19 18 December Rev. 22:21 19 December D&C 43:34 20 December 1 Pet. 2:21 21 December Matt 9:6, heading 22 December Acts 10:38, 42 23 December D&C 93:21 24 December John 8:12

I Am the Light Cutouts

Christmas tree(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Thomas S. Child

Light of the World Advocate Anointed One Bread of Life Comforter (Second Comforter) Cornerstone Creator Exemplar (Example) Firstborn Good Shepherd Holy One of Israel Jehovah Judge King of Heaven Lamb of God Lord Mediator Messenger of the Covenant Messiah Only Begotten Son Redeemer Savior Son of Man Word