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Sparklers for New Years

I think I just thought of a new tradition I want to do with my kids.  I never have done sparklers for New Years but this year I heard some big fireworks go off as I was sleeping so it got me thinking!  (Yes, I did not even make it to midnight)  

So what was I thinking?  Beyond the obvious that I want to allow my children to use sparklers on New Years, there is a reason behind it.  The reason behind it is the SPARK, yes the spark.  Every New Years comes around and we all sit back and reflect on the previous year and make some  goals for the new year.  I think we can talk about the bright sparks and fire in the sparkler and then compare it to some Bible verses  such as we are the light, God is a lamp unto our feet.   

New Living Translation- Matthew 5:14

"You are the light of the world--like a city on a hilltop

 that cannot be hidden.

New Living Translation - Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my


It can allow us to remember and then be in prayer for God to use us in a dark world for the new year.  We are the light of the world and we need to be the hands and feet and what a great way to think about it then with a little exercise of lighting a sparkler and then talking more about it.  

My kids might be a little young for the discussion so this activity might be best suited for tweens and teens.   Either way starting the year off in prayer and discussion about HIM while correlating it to sparklers will leave a lasting impression and will be fun!  

Check out my daughter doing her first Sparkler here

What are your New Year's Traditions? 


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