“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Do you realize how powerful this statement is? This is a phenomenal claim! Jesus is saying He is the only light of the world. Follow Him and you, too, will have the light of life. This is all encompassing. It doesn’t sound like other world religious leaders, does it? The reason is: He is not just another religious leader but is the One and Only Son of God. He is God incarnate!
To follow any other leader is to walk in darkness. The problem here is many walk in their own limited light which is nothing but darkness, according to Jesus. Have you ever tried finding your way around in a dark room? As your eyes become used to the darkness, you are able to negotiate the terrain, only bumping into fewer items than before. But when the light is turned on, you see clearly what you had missed; even the small details of the furniture around you are now visible.
That’s where the majority of the world is living today; without light and without Jesus! They stumble and try to find their way in this dark world, which is used to darkness as the acceptable norm. However, when Jesus enters your life, the light actually goes on. You see yourself and others in a different light and you begin to travel in a different way…all because you really are able to see! Now is your time to live with confidence because you have the light of life. Not everyone does…remember that!