LENGTH: 45 minutes (Performed since 2006)
Also appropriate for Christmas
A true story about not being afraid to go into a dark world with the Light of Christ
Jesus said about Himself, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46
Christianity has impacted culture throughout the centuries when ordinary Christians see a need and realize there is something they can do to meet it. As they meet the practical need it then opens the door to sharing the love of God, through Christ.
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS dramatizes the true story of Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), a woman who saw a great need in Newgate, one of London’s most notorious prisons, in the early 19th Century. Conditions were horrible, especially for the women, who often had to bring their children in with them. Babies were also being born in Newgate without means to care for them.
Elizabeth Fry knew that she and the women in her church could do something. By providing diapers, bread, blankets education and training, they could help change the hopelessness of their situation. The kindness of the Christian women opened the door to spiritual transformation for many inmates and much needed prison reforms.
Elizabeth Fry’s work would catch the attention of Queen Victoria and even Parliament! Her actions changed the deplorable conditions in England’s prisons and affected how they were run. Canada’s Elizabeth Fry Society is named in her honor.
What need is God asking you to meet with the help of your church community? Do you know you have the light of Christ and the power of God at your disposal?
THEMES: SALVATION, HELPING OTHERS, GOD’S WORD, HISTORY CHANGER, WOMEN OF FAITH, HOPE, GOD’S LOVE FOR US, POVERTY & HOPELESSNESS, PRISON MINISTRY
PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL: POSTER, POWER POINT and BACKGROUND HANDOUT