John 1:5- The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The introduction of John in the beginning verses of chapter one really introduces Christ to us and gives us a picture of when we say He is the Beginning and the End.
I have learned from this scripture in particular how Christ is Light that no darkness can overcome.
This has two distinct features, literally Christ is the Word “Let there be Light” and we see Him as the Light in our lives figuratively as well. Both these distinctions are shown in this one scripture.
I am writing this at 1:38 am and I live in a rural area where the sky is so beautiful and unhindered by city lights at night. It’s amazing how even in the darkest of nights, the stars and/or the moon shines and make a world of difference to a dark sky. This is Jesus to me literally. Look at the latter part of the scripture it says “… and the darkness has not overcome it.” Jesus is Light in the purest form and no darkness can ever dim Him as Light. He invades darkness and overcomes it.
It is the same in my life as a Christian who makes countless mistakes and have dark areas in my life, Jesus is the Light in me, He lights up my life making no darkness able to overcome His light. My own sin can never overcome the Light that Jesus Christ has placed in my life.
Another way to look at this scripture which deems Jesus as the Light is the fact that Jesus Christ has brought to light the love of God and the truth about God, the Father. That He is caring, loving and not an angry God. This is Light because darkness has many of us convinced that God is this angry tyrant who wants everyone to follow a set of rules, this could not be further from the truth. How incredible it is to know that the Light has revealed the Truth to us.