John 1:4-In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
We’re nearing the end of this mini John 1: 1-5 devotional series, and today and tomorrow we’re going to talk about Jesus’ Light. So let’s jump right in! The first phrase means in Jesus was life.
As for the second phrase that life was the light of all mankind, I’ve thought of the analogy of a plant. Imagine a tulip in the sunlight and how colored, lush, and healthy it would be. Then imagine a silent, cold, bitter planet with absolute darkness. The plant would be withered, pale, and dying. The life(and death) of Christ resulted in giving us His light. I really like how NLT puts it: The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.
Jesus gave his life, and his life brought light to us all.
John 8: 12b reads(with Jesus speaking): “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”