This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Acts 22–28. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
“The Light of Christ enlightens and saturates the souls of all who hearken to the voice of the Spirit. The Light of Christ fills the universe. It fills the earth. And it can fill every heart.”
(Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Bearers of Heavenly Light,” Ensign or Liahona, November 2017)
“…Now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me" (Acts 26:17-18).
Come prepared with a blindfold and a small object such as a coin or a toy that fits in the palm of your hand. Explain to the family that you are going to hide this item while one person leaves the room. After the object is hidden, the person will return and, while blindfolded and without any clues, look for the object in the room. After a few moments of watching the individual struggling, offer to take off the blindfold. If the individual is still struggling to find the item, offer to play the “hot and cold” game where the closer the individual is to the area where the item is hidden, the “warmer” they are. Play this a round of hiding and finding as many times as you desire.
After you have finished playing, ask the family members who were finding the item what it was like being blindfolded, then being able to see, and then having some direction. Then ask the family members what it was like watching the finder struggle, knowing they couldn’t help at the start.
Read Paul’s vision and charge from Jesus Christ in Acts 26:15-18. Ask: How much easier is it to find what we are looking for when we can see? How much easier is it when we have someone who is guiding us? Compare to revelation, which brings us light that we may see, and modern-day prophets, who guide us to our “inheritance.” Consider talking about how much harder it would be to find what you were looking for if you didn’t even know what it looked like, and discuss why missionary work and sharing the gospel with others can help people find what is missing.