“The true light
That enlightens every man
Into the world.”
Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν, ὃ φωτίζει πάντα ἄνθρωπον, ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον.
John said that the true light (Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν), that is the Word, that enlightens (ὃ φωτίζει) all men (πάντα ἄνθρωπον), was coming into the world or the universe (ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον). The true light of the Word, Jesus, was entering into this cosmic world of finite time. John the Baptist was not the true light, only a witness to this light or life. Once again, the Word, Jesus, was the central figure with John the testifier to his presence in our world playing a subordinate role, not the major role. Do you mind playing subordinate roles in your life?