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Week 28 Bible Reading: Ephesians 5:8–14

Super Bowl Light

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. - Ephesians 5:8

For many years a Christian reporter attended the Super Bowl to get interviews with athletes for his Christian radio program.

He said that when he first started covering the game, he didn’t like the atmosphere of Super Bowl week. “It was a very dark place,” he said—talking about how it was spiritually.

One day he told a former NFL player, a Christian, how he was feeling. The football player told him, “Brother, you are being light in this dark place.” That comment reminded my friend why he was there, and it helped him grow excited about serving God in a place where the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ is needed. He knew he had to shine his light.

Perhaps you have to go to school in a place where you can’t talk about God and where your friends sometimes mock you for being a “Jesus guy.” Maybe it feels like “a very dark place.” Or maybe you take Taekwondo or golf lessons where there aren’t any other Christians.

Ask God for help! You can be a light (Ephesians 5:8)—through your smiles, kind words and actions, and hard work. You may be the only light other kids see today.

Fun Fact

The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967, and it was not called the Super Bowl. It was the AFL- NFL World Championship Game. Green Bay beat Kansas City 35–10.

Just You and God

Sometimes, Lord, my friends can be such smart alecks. I want to be a light, but I’m afraid they’ll just make fun of me. Help me with that.
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