I Am The Light Of The World

(Matthew 5:14-16)

What to know about this song:
Your kids will have countless opportunities to be on both sides of influence: to be influenced and to be influential.   Pray more for the latter!

Jesus, who Himself was also called the Light of the World, names those who believe in Him as being the light of the world, commissioned with being influential for the cause of the kingdom.  Too many Christians today seem to ignore this responsibility.  I thought it might be a good idea to plainly and simply break down what this means for kids to be able to understand as early as possible.

Remind kids of the words to this song when you’re taking them to school or daycare, as a reminder to be confidently influential.  Also, remind them of the words to this song when conversations first begin to pop up about ministry and evangelism, so that they will know how much we want to share the love of Christ with others. 

Lyrics:
I am the light of the world
I am the light of the world
God made me to shine, so I’ll always shine bright
I am the light of the world
I want the world to see how good is He
Who makes me sing so joyfully
I want them all to know He loves them so
They can sing His praise with me
I am the light of the world
I am the light of the world
God made me to shine, so I’ll always shine bright
I am the light of the world
I want the wonder of His perfect love
To be seen by everyone I meet
In every place I go, I want to let it show

The Grace of God in me
I am the light of the world
I am the light of the world
God made me to shine, so I’ll always shine bright
I am the light of the world