Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:44-46
Light and darkness is a worthy theme to continue to explore because it’s so prevalent all around us. Of course there’s the obvious symbolism of light=good, and darkness-evil. What’s significant is that Jesus IS the light. When we come to Him and that light, we should not be staying in the darkness. When light comes into our presence, it’s illuminates the darkness but it also exposes all the blemishes and flaws of what it lights. The greater the intensity of the light, the more flaws it will expose.
We, on the other hand, are to spread that light, much like you would in a Christmas candlelight service where one light lights another and so on. We are certainly not the light but we reflect the light and spread it when we can.
But first, we must be willing to let that light shine in our lives, exposing deceptions of the heart, compromises, and subtle wickedness.