Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12)
I did a lot of “hiking” at night when I was in the Army. We didn’t normally use lights, so it was great when the moon gave us a little illumination — the fuller the better. But there where nights when the moon did us absolutely no good. The earth was blocking the sun and the moon was completely blacked out. We were left to grope around in total darkness. We all know why: the moon has no light of its own. It merely reflects the light of the sun. This parallel is so true for those of us who follow Christ. The disciple has no light of his own to shine in this world. And the more the world gets between us and Jesus, the less the Savior’s light can be reflected. But when there’s nothing between us and the Son, man oh man, does that light shine! Of course it’s not physical light that we’re reflecting, but spiritual light. The attributes of God Himself are being reflected in our thoughts, words, and deeds. We look like the Son to a dark, dark world. Reflecting with you!