Light of Life

A devotion on John 8:12

Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
–John 8:12

Before a lightbulb can shine, it must be connected to a power source — and the switch that allows the power to flow through the bulb must be turned on.

Jesus Himself said that He is the “Light of the world.” Yet many in our world remain in darkness.

The Lord prepared everything for us with the intention that our life-experiences would be rich, abundant, and joyful. John repeatedly tells us that Jesus is the light of life and that without the light of the world, which is Jesus, we have no hope.

In other words, without His light, we are lost in the darkness of sin and eternally cast out of the presence of God.

On our own, we cannot produce this light. Only the Son, who is righteous and holy, can produce this light of hope in us. Our role in the process is to connect to Him, to flip the switch from focusing on ourselves to focusing on Jesus. Only then will His light shine through us, casting its glow on everyone around us.

Today, allow Jesus to illuminate you with the hope He offers. Then let His light of life shine through you and brighten your world.


Dear God, Thank You for sending Your Son to bring light to our world. Please flood my life with the light of Jesus so I can share the light of His hope with others. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.


How can I intentionally remain illuminated with the light of Jesus in my daily life?