Last Friday Class 3 led our Candlemas worship at Southwark Cathedral. They read a passage from the Bible which describes Simeon’s role in the presentation of Jesus at the temple. Next they reflected thoughtfully on the importance of light in our lives and how Jesus is the light of the world.
Everybody thought that Class 3 were so poised and spoke with such clear voices. They impressed the congregation with their mature reflections and prayers.
Here are some of Class 3′s reflections on Luke 2: 22-36:
I know, like Simeon, that Jesus is a light for the world. Light shines and keeps me warm, which reminds me of God’s love. When I look at the sky I know he is there, when I look at the dark sky I feel scared but I remember God is always with me, not just me, but all of you. Jimmy
Mary and Joseph were happy to hear Simeon’s words. I am happy when I feel the light of God’s love. Light helps me follow God’s path. It guides me and protects me. Without the light of God, I would feel alone in a dreary room. With God’s light I can thank him for giving his only son to save us. Dinah
Light shines and keeps me warm which reminds me of God’s love. Light in the sky above our heads is beautiful. Especially on a warm Summer’s day. Luke
Finally Class 3 shared the prayers that they had written.
I pray to you for my family who help me shine brightly each day. Thank you that when Jesus was born, he was the light of the world. Please help those who live their lives in darkness. Help them find happiness through your guiding light.
Thank you for letting there be light and all the memories we share in light. With light I can learn. I thank you for the teachers in my school that help me to follow the path you show to us.
Thank you for light that guides us through life. Thank you for everything that brightens up our lives such as our beaches, families, friends and the community. Please may you help people feel your light in countries that need it.
Thank you Class 3 and Father Michael for a beautiful service. For more reflections and prayers please see the Candlemas Newsletter.