“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12, NLT).
I don’t see very well in the dark. I’ve stubbed my toes many times trying to find my way around an unfamiliar room. Once while holding a cup of tea I ran into a wall! I thought I knew where the doorway was so I turned out the light and miscalculated. This darkness can be overcome simply by turning on a light, but the real and dangerous darkness is on the inside—the darkness in the human heart.
Jesus called himself the Light of the world. He is the only one who can shine the light on the inside, expose evil and get rid of it. His light isn’t like a candle or single light bulb that only lights up part of a room, rather he is the light, bright and alive with his goodness and grace. He’s like the morning sun—as it rises it makes everything sparkle and seem new. His light leads to life. Jesus, our Light, is life.