Floating Candles Station

Instructions

Light a tealight candle from the large candle. Carefully(!) float the lighted candle in the [pool] by holding it in the palm of your hand and lowering your hand into the water. Parents might want to help younger kids with this!

Reflection

Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 4:14-16

Simple

Lighting a candle can represent prayer. It is a physical symbol through the heat and light of the flame of our desire for God to intervene. As you light your candle and send it out to float, pray for someone you know who doesn’t know God. We can see the sea of lighted floating candles as representing the prayers of our church for those in darkness to find the Light of the World.