Christ Is the Light of the World

Jesus said:

“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!

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