"Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life”
In the natural world, there is nothing as pure as light. Light can never be defiled or corrupted—no matter what it passes through or falls upon. You can let light fall on the most corruptible, putrefying, vile, loathsome, disease-ridden object; yet the light is not touched by it. It will expose it but not be contaminated by it.
When you take water from the purest spring, as it bubbles up and begins to flow away, it gets contaminated. But not light. Light can never be defiled, and therefore light is a wonderful picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus was in this world. He was the Light of the world. He exposed sin, but He was never contaminated by it. Jesus could touch sinners, but sin never touched Jesus.
Do you see why “light” is a perfect word to describe the Lord Jesus Christ? Compare this passage to John 1:4-5, 9.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it….That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
Thank the Lord Jesus today for being that pure light who gives life to everyone who receives His offer of salvation.