The light of the world

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“I am The Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have The Light of Life.” (John 8:12)

On the first night of the feast of Tabernacles large candlesticks were lit... on the forecourt of the women. These candles were a picture of the pillar fire, the light that went out before the Israelites during their journey through the desert. That fire pillar was God himself! It is not a coinsident that Jesus says he is The Light of the world right at that place where the chandeliers were lit; as if he wants to say: ' as God was The Light for the Israelites in the desert, so am I The Light for everyone who believes in me'.

This connection between God and Light we can find a number of times in the Bible:"For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light."  (Psalm 36:9);
“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” (Isaiah 60:19);
"There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever..” (Revelation 22:5);
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." (1 John 1:5)

Someday the sun will not be necessary, because God himself will enlighten us. When Jesus says: 'I am The Light of the world ', he is God. This is not just a fun pronunciation of Jesus. Jesus tells us who he really is. "Believe in The Light while you have The Light, so that you may become children of Light.” (John 12:36)