We held our Fall 2013 kick-off celebration meeting to start out the new school year of Bright Lights. We were so blessed that most of the girls were able to make it, and we were delighted to meet some new young ladies who plan to join us this year!
After a time of singing favorites from the Bright Lights songbook, we played a variety of fun games to help everyone get reacquainted again. One of everyone’s favorites was “The Name Game” that we played during our meeting on friends last school year.
We spent about 45 minutes playing games, and then took our snacks, tea, and hot apple cider out to the campfire to visit a bit before having a short devotional. We talked about Jesus being the Light of the world (John 8:15) and the importance of walking in His light. We also talked about how Jesus calls us as believers to be the light of the world (Matt. 5:14) and how this should be a reflection of His light into the darkness around us. The closer we are to Jesus, the brighter we will be reflecting His light to those who are lost in the darkness of this world. We ended with singing:
Lord, I will shine Your light, with joy and a smile that’s bright.
I will seek You all my days; Lord, I want to learn Your ways.
In this world of night, Lord, I will shine Your light.
Everyone stayed past our ending time of 8:30 to enjoy more fellowship around the fire and in the house. It was such a wonderful evening, and we are so looking forward to seeing each young lady throughout this new school year! See you all on October 3! :)