“Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.” (Lk 11:34, NIV)
Light represents goodness, purity, holiness, and truth. Darkness represents sin, evil, and Satan. The eye is an analogy of the inclinations of the heart. If our hearts are set on the material possessions of this world, we are spiritually blind and lose our direction in life.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Mt 5:14)
As the light of the world, Jesus brings light to mankind. We are children of light. We ought to let Jesus’ light shine through us. As a lamp gives light to everyone around it, we are to manifest God’s truth and goodness to the people around us. Being sanctified by God’s words, living a clean life, bearing the fruit of the Spirit, and having good deeds that show love for people are ways to reflect God’s goodness.
The ultimate purpose of religious belief is to allow people to experience the presence of God and to walk with Him in the light. We should let our light shine because one day, our light may lead someone out of the darkness. Thus, let us not only shine the blessed gospel light but also brighten the corner wherever we are.
He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.” (John 9:11)
Jesus’ miraculous healing of the man born blind is one of the seven signs recorded in the gospel of John. When Jesus and His disciples passed by a man born blind, Jesus healed the man by putting mud on his eyes and sending him away to wash them. The man born blind went and washed his eyes, and came back seeing. The neighbors and acquaintances found it hard to believe he was the same man, but the man convinced them that he was in fact healed from his congenital blindness (9:9, 11).
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
Sometimes, when you feel overwhelmed, it helps to remember that you are chosen by God, through grace, to inherit eternal life — to be part of His special people.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (Jn 8:12)
Jesus Christ is the light of the world. How is Jesus the light in our life? When we follow Jesus Christ, the light of the world, we can avoid walking blindly and falling into sin. He lights the path ahead of us so we can see how to live and how to find purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction in life and in Him. Jesus Christ is the true light; He helps us see our way to God and shows us how to walk along that way.