Jesus is the Light 2018-93
I have heard this expression before, but never gave it much thought, through ignorance of either not caring or not knowing. Anyhow, something lit up in my mind and this thought that Jesus is the Light is something that triggered my brain to contemplate what it meant.
First off, I looked up “Light” in the Bible references and the three passages listed at the end of this discourse, came up to give me illumination of the question, why is Jesus the Light of the world.
Well, at that time, for Him to declare himself the Light of the World meant that He was the exclusive source of spiritual life and no other source was available to mankind then, or even now.
In His time, he was saying that the light of His TRUTH, the light of His WORD, the actual eternal LIFE was what He declared of Himself, the very light of the world and anyone that perceives the true light, will NEVER walk in spiritual darkness.
Of course, we will walk in darkness if it is dark outside. A fact! BUT, we, with Jesus being the one we will follow, we will have the light, the truth and most importantly, eternal life. Yes, eternal life will be the opposite of darkness, the light of eternal life… Simple as that.
That means something about us too. Just like the moon reflects the light of the sun, we as followers of Jesus Christ, will reflect the light of Jesus so that all can see it in us as believers. Through the Holy Spirit, we do things, we do deeds based on faith, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, the light of Jesus shines through us to others.
This is somewhat of a burden for us in a way. To be witnesses to the world ourselves, we must be people of faith, honor God, be trusting, honest in all that we do and say. We want or should want the light we have, that is given to us, be there for all to see and enable others to also leave the darkness and come into the light of love, through Jesus Christ, the savior of mankind. We WILL become sons and daughters of light, if we try to do so.
I had some help from the Scriptures in writing this, based on various passages, which I admit.
JESUS IS THE LIGHT!!!!!
John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life”.
John 12:36 “Put your trust in the light, while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.”
John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in the darkness.”