Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Then the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.” Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. In your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid. I testify on my own behalf, and the Father who sent me testifies on my behalf.” Then they said to him, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” He spoke these words while he was teaching in the treasury of the temple, but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. (John 8:12-20, NRSV)
Jesus is the light of the world!
If you follow Him you will not walk in darkness…
Now I actually walked in darkness just the other day. It was late at night and there were no lights on in my home and I walked from one room to another. So I walked in darkness, is that what He meant?
No that is not what Jesus meant here. Darkness is not necessarily the absence of light.
It is an emptiness of the soul. A missing of what is really important in life.
Darkness here is a void of life, the life that the Father has for you.
So know Jesus and walk in the light. The Light of Life, and allow the light of the world to light up your world.