What Does John 8:12 Mean?

Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12(ASV)

Verse Thoughts

Christ is the image of the invisible God. He is God the Son, Who sheds the light of the Father to the far flung corners of the universe, the shining Light that alone enlightens the darkened soul of man. He is that gentle Light that pours warmth into the chilled human breast. He is that gracious light that streams eternal love into the broken lives of Adam's fallen race and He is that pure Light - the redeeming Light, Who speaks new-life into the one, who is dead in trespasses and sins and breathes His sanctifying-life into the one that trusts Him as… my Saviour, my Jesus, My Lord and my God.

Christ is the Word of the invisible God, Who created light and life when the earth was spoken into being andHe is the incarnate Word - the Light and the Life of God, Who clothed Himself in human flesh so that mankind could be redeemed. He is the One Who gives light to all men coming into the world and He is the One Who speak His light of life into whosoever will believe in Him for salvation. Christ is the Light of the world and we who have received His new-life have been entrusted to carry the testimony of His light into a darkened world, and has commanded us to live out our lives in a manner that is well-pleasing to Him.

The world is in deep darkness, and submerged in sickness, sin, evil and ignorance and in His goodness and grace Christ stripped Himself of His glory and clothed Himself in human flesh. He was born into this fallen race so that the saving light of His truth and love could shine into the recesses of man's blackened heart and rekindle a spark of hope in the soul of man - so that whoever believes on Him by grace through faith, would be removed from the kingdom of darkness, and placed into brightness of God's kingdom of light.

Man has been given a free will to accept the light of the glorious gospel of grace and all who trust in Him for salvation will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life as an abiding presence within.  Jesus is the only Way, the only Truth, the only Life and He is also the only Light. Jesus is the one and only true light from above that shines His saving light and life into the hearts of all who believe in Him - for salvation is found in no other name but the wonderful name of JESUS.

My Prayer

Thank You Father for giving me the Light of life in Jesus. I pray that I may so concentrate my gaze upon Him day-by-day that I may live and move and walk and pray in a manner that is well-pleasing to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

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