Jan 24, 2021
The nation of Israel had been selected by God to be a light to the world, revealing God’s character to the gentile nations, and drawing them to Himself. In fact, the promised Messiah was prophesied to be the "light to the nations" (Isa. 42:6, 49:6). The apostle John begins his Gospel with a discussion about Jesus the Messiah being the “light”. It is with this prominent and powerful theme in mind, that we read Jesus’ words today.