Light of the World

John 8: 12-20

“I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

There was no electricity during Jesus day.  Light was obtained by the sun and moon.  People learned how to live and work during daylight, and they learned to navigate the moon and stars by night.

To say “I am the light of the world,” carries heavy meaning to the people.  That was their life-line.  Light was essential for all aspects of their life.  That was precisely the message Jesus wanted them to understand:  Jesus is essential to our daily living. 

What do we need to do or change in our life for that verse to be true? 


Holy God, Help us to rely on Jesus the way we rely on the Light around us.  Make us people who depend on Jesus to guide our path and direct our ways.  Let us surrender our life to you.  Amen