I AM – The light of the world

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

All throughout God’s Word, there are contrasts between light and darkness. Again and again the metaphor of light is used to speak about God, especially when it comes to Jesus Christ. In the Gospels we learn that He is “the light of men,(John 1:4)” the “true light, (John 1:9)” and that “darkness has not overcome” (John 1:5) this light.

The thing that should be noted is that Jesus is not A light, He’s THE light. He’s not just light, He’s the light that overcomes the darkness. The darkness stands no chance.

Any earthly analogy actually fails to fully represent Jesus, so you can just imagine that light isn’t even a good enough description to help us understand Him. Something far greater than what we know light to be is really what He is, but we can’t comprehend that.

Take note, Jesus said that whoever follows Him will have the light of life. He didn’t say we’d experience it or that we’d see it, but that we’d have it as our own. If you’re His, He’s yours and there’s no separating you from the light. The darkness can’t prevail. Victory has already been won. The light wins.