“As long as I am
In the world,
I am the light
Of the world.”
ὅταν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ὦ, φῶς εἰμι τοῦ κόσμου.
John uniquely indicated that Jesus uttered his famous saying that as long as he was in the world (ὅταν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ὦ), he was the light (φῶς εἰμι) of the world (τοῦ κόσμου). Jesus brought this light of truth, faith, and life itself. The world was in darkness before the presence of Jesus, the light of the world. Once again, Jesus used the divine “I am (εἰμι)” to express his divine light to the dark world. In the prologue, chapter 1:9, John said that the true light (Ἦν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν), that is the Word, enlightens (ὃ φωτίζει) all men (πάντα ἄνθρωπον), who were coming into the world (ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον). The true light of the Word, Jesus, was entering into this cosmic world of finite time. Thus, Jesus himself said that he was the true light of the world. Do you accept Jesus as the light of the world?