I Will Hold You In the Light

Day 154  June 4, 2013

“Create a simple  game and play it, ideally with friends.”  from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

Holding in the Light Game


  • Give each participant a paint stir stick.  Invite them to “paint” the stick.  Markers are great for this!  You can also tie ribbon streamers or put stickers on the sticks to decorate them.  This would be a good time to talk about light as a symbol of God’s healing love.  Talk about how it might feel to be surrounded by His Light and Love.

  • Give each participant an LED Tea Light (available at Oriental Trading Company).  Have them practice holding the light on the end of the paint stick.

  • Divide everyone into two or more teams and have them line up behind starting lines marked with tape on the floor. Also mark another line with tape ten to fifteen feet from the Start line.

  • At “GO”  have the first person in each team hold the tea light on the paint stick while walking from the starting line to the other line and back.  As they cross the finish line the next person on the team begins.  If the light falls off the stick they must go back and begin again.

  • A good lively song to play during or after the race is “This Little Light of Mine” by  Go Fish..

  • Scripture:  Luke 11:36  If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.

“I Will Hold You In the Light” – a expression from the Quakers when they intend to pray for someone.  It is the equivalent of lifting their needs up to God, to light and goodness, peace and healing.  It is, at once, an expression of comfort and love and prayer.

Additional information about the Spiritual Formation Practice of Holding Someone in the Light can be found at HERE

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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