Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”
(John 8:12 ESV)
Just as the sun is the physical light of the world, Jesus is the spiritual light of the world who exposes sin and gives us sight so that we can see clearly.
As the light of the world, Jesus illuminates what has been hidden in our lives (sin), and guides us down the path of eternal life. To live in the light is to be honest and vulnerable with others, and to be in fellowship with God.
Christ is the true light of the world;
it is through him alone that true wisdom is imparted to the mind.
- Jonathan Edwards