In the book of Revelation Jesus is described this way, “His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance” (Revelation 1:16). Some versions say “His face was as bright as the midday sun”. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World,” it was a statement about his glory, but it was also more than that. It was about what he came to do. Jesus says in Luke 4, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” So basically his life was to bringing life to all of us. Just before our reading in John 1:4 John tells us and describes Jesus this way, “In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” Jesus brought life to this world. This means he brought hope and restoration to a world of hopelessness and brokenness.
Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World.” He is our Saviour who died for all of us. He transforms us and he leads us. He is Light for everyone. With Christmas that is around the corner it is so much more than a baby in a manger. Christmas is a Saviour given to us in a dark world so that all who trust in him might have the light of life. And this calls us to have a response from our hearts saying that we will receive the light of the world or will we refuse the light.
Do you have him in your life?