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 (NIV)
Have you ever thought of what life would be like without light? Have you ever considered what this world would be like if Jesus had never been born? Think about it for a moment—what would it be like?
Remember what the Bible says about the time that God sent the plague of darkness on the land of Egypt? The Bible says:
“The LORD said unto Moses, stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.” Exodus 10:21
The Bible goes on to say that the Egyptians did not move or go out of their dwellings. Jesus talked about the darkness of total separation from God when He said in Matthew 22:13 that in outer darkness, “there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Believe it or not…
Whether mankind wants to believe it or not, Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, did come into the world. He was born of the virgin Mary. He did go about doing good. He was crucified on a cross. He did shed His blood for the redemption of mankind. He did rise from the grave on the third day. He did ascend into heaven. He did send the Holy Spirit. He is at the right hand of the Father. He is making intercession for you and me. He is coming again as He promised and He will rule on this earth for one thousand years.
The light of the world
Jesus is the “light of the world” and when that light is rejected there is a pervading darkness in which all kinds of evil dwells. When the light of Christ is rejected—well, just look around you; just watch the evening news and see the terrible things that people are capable of; not to mention the things that go on behind closed doors.
When the light of Jesus is received into the hearts and minds of people good things happen. All who welcome Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives are reborn spiritually, receiving new life from God. Through faith in Christ, this new birth changes us from the inside out—making our attitudes, desires, and motives good and righteous. Being born makes you physically alive and places you in your parents’ family. Being born of God makes you spiritually alive and puts you in God’s family and that is a wonderful place to be.