John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
In John 7, we see the feast of booths taking place. One of the big elements of this feast is light. Each night candles are lit to serve as a reminder of God’s past deliverance and future hope. After this festival is when Jesus makes the statement, “I am the light of the world”.
The light doesn’t take the darkness away it exposes it. As we follow Jesus’ light the darkness is exposed around us and, most importantly, in us. If we walk in light, we can’t simultaneously walk in darkness. As we follow Jesus, he brings our darkness to light not to shame us but to sanctify us. His light leads us, comforts us, and convicts us so that we may be made more like Him.
If Jesus is the light of the world, no one/nothing else is or can be. It’s either Jesus or darkness. May we continue to press into the light that gives life and not retreat back to the false security of darkness.
Thank you that because of Jesus we have hope and we have life. Fix our eyes on the light. May we not be
deceived by darkness disguised as light but continue to follow the true light that is Jesus.
Even when darkness falls around us may we continue to press in.