Jesus dispels the darkness

Last updated on January 17, 2023

I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” (John 12:46)

Darkness symbolizes fear and blindness. As Jesus puts it in John 12:35, “The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going”.

The devil is the personification of darkness. He tries to keep people trapped in spiritual darkness, fear and hopelessness. But Jesus is diametrically opposed to that. He is the Light of the world who has come to dispel the darkness. God the Father is also involved in this. In Colossians 1:13 we read, “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son”. Just as the devil controls the domain of darkness, Jesus is the King of light. Those who surrender their lives to Him “will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Jesus expels the shadows of sin and death from our lives. On the new earth, the light of Jesus is so penetrating and bright that there will no longer be night at all, and no sunlight, and no artificial lighting. God’s presence is sufficient to dispel all darkness forever.

What makes light so attractive? Do you understand why Jesus compares Himself to light?

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