Reflection: Light of the World: There are few things more glorious than a beautiful sunrise or dazzling sunset. Light in the Old Testament was seen as a sign of God’s power (burning bush, bright clouds, pillar of fire etc.). In Psalm 27:1 the writer describes God as his light and salvation. It was clear that light stood for the glory of God. The ultimate glory of God is found in the person of Christ Jesus, who came into a world darkened by sin and shed the light of life and truth through His work and His words. Those who trust in Him have their eyes opened by Him and walk in the light.
Light is beautiful, mysterious and practical. It shows us the way to where we need to go. Light helps us to see the truth of all that is around us. In Jesus we see the light of life, the way to God. When Jesus is described as the light of the world, we see the fullness of God in human form, for all to see His glory.
For further reading see Isaiah 49:6-7
Prayer: We thank you God that Jesus came in order to show us the way to you. Jesus is the symbol of all that is good and true and clear for us to see. We thank you for the image of Jesus as the light of the world. Please help us to recognise and live by His light. Amen.