“I Am the Light of the World”


Jesus Christ has many names and titles. One of them is “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 symbolize the light He gives. And a star atop a Christmas tree reminds us of the star that appeared in the heavens. Before the electric light was invented, some people decorated their Christmas trees with candles to remind them of the Savior. As you count down the days until Christmas, remember the light He brings into your life.

Instructions: Remove these two pages from the magazine, and glue them onto heavy paper. Cut out the candles and the star on page 16, and place them in an envelope. Some of Jesus Christ’s names are written on the candles and the star. Starting on 1 December, read the scripture for that day. Then find the candle with the name mentioned in that scripture and glue it in place. On Christmas Eve, read the scripture reference for that day and glue the star to the top of the tree.

Christmas tree(click to view larger)

Illustration by Thomas S. Child

“I Am the Light of the World” 1 December1 Tim. 2:5 2 December2 Ne. 9:5 3 DecemberJohn 10:14–15, 17 4 DecemberActs 10:38 5 DecemberJohn 1:1–3 6 December2 Ne. 10:7, 14 7 DecemberD&C 110:2–3 8 DecemberJohn 6:35 9 DecemberMal. 3:1 10 December2 Ne. 25:29 11 DecemberD&C 29:5 12 DecemberEph. 2:19–20 13 DecemberJohn 1:29 14 DecemberJohn 14:18, 21, 23 15 DecemberD&C 31:13 16 DecemberJohn 3:16 17 December2 Ne. 25:19 18 DecemberRev. 22:21 19 DecemberJohn 13:15 20 DecemberD&C 43:34 21 DecemberMatt. 9:6 22 DecemberActs 10:38, 42 23 DecemberD&C 93:21 24 DecemberJohn 8:12

“I Am the Light of the World” Cutouts

Christmas tree(click to view larger)

Illustrations 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