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.
John 6:34-35 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
We’re all born with an inner longing to know God. Though we may not know what it is we’re seeking, we inherently know that there is someone greater than us. We have a spiritual longing. No matter who you are, this is true.
Throughout human history, people have attempted all sorts of ways to satisfy this spiritual longing, from creating religions to looking to the stars for answers. There’s something out there beyond us and we want to know what it is. The problem is that everything on earth fails to fulfill the need we all have. There’s nothing that gives us the answers or plugs the hole that needs to be filled. Nothing, but Jesus.
The Son of God revealed himself to be the bread of life, the fulfillment of all spiritual longing. The One who can answer the questions we don’t even know we have. He’s what we’re looking for. He’s who we’re looking for. He himself placed within us that desire to know Him and then He revealed himself. He wants to be known.
If you’re looking, that’s natural. If you sense that there’s something more, that’s because you’re meant to search. But if you keep looking after you’ve been given the answer, you’ll just stay hungry. Look no further than Jesus Christ. He’s the One you seek.