“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12).
The importance of light to mankind can never be overemphasised. In fact, without the light of the sun, the earth would have been inhabitable both to mankind and other living creatures. No wonder God made the sun to warm, illuminate, and provide growth on earth and the moon and stars to light the night and to even serve as navigators long before man-made navigators (Genesis 1:16-18, Psalm 136:7-9, Matthew 2:2).
Among other things, light makes manifest, evident, exposed or clear (Ephesians 5:13). It shows direction and brings fulfillment (Psalm 119:105).
The light of Christ,” writes John Piper, “is the brightness of God shining on the retina of the human soul.” Jesus is the true light that lights every man that comes into the world (John 1:9). If we must navigate through this world successfully, we need the light of the world.
Jesus is the Light of the world, and all who are separate or far from Him live in darkness (John 8:12). Being separate, ignorant, or unaware of the dark leaves us wanting for something we cannot produce on our own. We come to the end of ourselves in frustration, hopelessness, or an aloof sense of happiness and joy, when we traverse through life in darkness. With Christ, we have the absolute fullness of life.
The month of February is declared
“OUR MONTH OF LIGHT”.
Glory be to God in the highest!
Let’s embrace and follow the light of the world who makes us the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). We can only shine when we are connected to the source of our light (John 15:5-7).
Bible passages: John 8:12, 1:9, 15:5-7, Genesis 1:16-18, Psalm 136:7-9, 119:105, Matthew 5:14, 2:2. Ephesians 5:13.