“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
– John 8:12
He could say this, of course, because He is “the sun of righteousness” – prophesied by Malachi:
…the sun of righteousness will rise…
– Malachi 4:2
And because He has indeed risen from the dead to everlasting light we can say:
The Lord is my light…
– Psalm 27:1
Therefore, we can also say:
…Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.
– Micah 7:8
and the Scripture can say of us:
For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
– Isaiah 60:2
For all these reasons, Jesus look at us and say:
“You are the light of the world…”
– Matthew 5:14
Christ is truly the light of the world. How dark is the world for those who ignore Him!