THE LORD JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Light is a peculiar thing. It is both tangible and abstract at the same time.
It is tangible in the sense that we can manipulate its activity. We can direct light where we wish by positioning a lamp. We can also cover it and hide it from showing.
As well, light is abstract. To say that light is illuminating something is almost identical in the sense that we mean that a matter is illuminated to our minds. In fact, very often, it is exactly the same event. Light, bringing illumination to a subject also illuminates that subject to our minds.
Jesus is the Light of the world. His absolute moral supremacy is a guiding light that all human should use as a beacon.
Jesus, in sacrificing himself for us, engineered the way by which the powers of darkness would be conquered and brought into subjection of His light.
As the bible says, "those who sat in darkness saw a great light." This terrifying scenario describes people who are helplessly stagnated in pitch darkness. They have no means of helping themselves.They may have tried to feel their way to an exit from the darkness but by the time of the narration, they just sat down in the darkness and despaired.
It was now when the true hidden power of Jesus becomes evident. While on earth, Jesus was indistinguishable by appearance from other men. The only difference He displayed were how He spoke and how He conducted Himself. He was absolutely perfect. After Jesus died on the cross, the cosmic impossibility of a perfectly innocent man being executed like a criminal played out.
Jesus, having been admitted into hell, suddenly manifests the light of God. This piercing and brilliant light exposed the powers of the kingdom off darkness exposing them and making a public spectacle of them.
It was then that Jesus moved into the pitch darkness shining as a great light and all who sat in darkness saw it. This light is the same light that awakens us out of spiritual darkness and brings us into His marvelous light.
Believe in Jesus for God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6