TOP SECRET FOR PARENTS EYES ONLY: Start off playing a fun game of I-spy with your kids. Look around the entire house and find colorful representations of Christmas (lights, ornaments, decorations, etc). Have each family member take a turn. Have the very last I-spy object be the bright and shining Christmas lights.



Do you know why we have Christmas lights? THIS is the investigative question we need you to answer today! Below you will find some observable evidence that sheds some light into our investigation.

First Mission: Canvass your house to find your Bible; open it up to John 8:12 and read the verse aloud.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

One of the greatest things about light is that it helps us to see.

Second Mission: Turn off all the lights in your living room. Observe how dark it is. Now, turn on a small flashlight. That little beam of light helps you to see in the darkness.

The Bible calls Jesus the “light of the world.” In a dark, dark world, Jesus is our light. When we believe in Him and trust Him, He gives us light to see in the darkness. Meaning, He guides our steps and lets us know where to go and what to do each day. When we trust in Jesus, He helps us make the WISE choice!

Read Matthew 5:16 below with your family.

 Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.

 What does that verse say about what WE need to do?

How can we let our light shine before others?


Conclusion: The lights we hang up each year at Christmastime are to remind us that Jesus is our light in a very dark world. We are called to serve and love others so that Jesus’ light can shine through us and be a light to others.

PRAY together as a family.

Great job agents of faith!!! You, once again, cracked this case! We can’t wait to see you Friday evening at Undercover Christmas!