“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.”
The great light has come – a Saviour has been born. Have you ever stopped to wonder why Jesus is referred to as the Light of the World? Why does the Bible use this analogy to describe God? Is it simply because of His holiness that radiates like a bright light? Or is it more than that?
If we look at Jesus’ life then we can have more of an idea why Jesus is referenced as light. Think about the characteristics of light. It enlightens, illuminates, warms, protects, guides, and changes the atmosphere of darkness. Wasn’t and aren’t these characteristics found in Jesus’ life?! His guides us into a life away from darkness, away from pain and moves us into His glorious light. His light is life and love and peace. His light makes a way for us when the road is unclear. His light warms our hearts when we feel alone. His light protects us from the un-seen evil that looms around in the darkness. His light exposes the dark places in our hearts and in this world and replaces it with light. Even just the smallest amount of light can illuminate a whole room. If this is so, imagine a world full of light bearers (that’s you and me), shining Jesus’ light into every area of our lives and spheres of influence! Jesus was born to expose the darkness with His light! A light has shone in the darkness and continues to shine brightly! Even those who walk in darkness will see it! That light is Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.