O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.
Jesus brought light to the world, and they who follow Him need walk no longer in darkness, for He is the light of life. For —
I. HE LIGHTS EVERY MAN TO THE HEART OF GOD. You need to be spiritually minded to perceive this. As a blind man cannot understand colour, so an unspiritual man cannot understand God. But Jesus Christ came to reveal God.
II. HE REVEALS TO US THE EVERLASTING LOVE OF GOD. We often think that because we are bad the Lord has turned His back upon us; but Jesus, the light of the world, testified by His life and death that instead of turning from you, the Lord, like a good physician, seeks after poor sin-sick souls to heal them and save them. Jesus Christ is the Divine light showing us how much higher and holier than we can conceive is the character of God, that His love is infinite, and that He will seek His lost sheep until He finds them.
III. Jesus Christ is also the light of God and the light of the world in illuminating the grandest of all truths, THAT GOD'S CHARITY IS UNIVERSAL. Like the blessed sunlight, God's love is diffused with equal and bounteous hand over the cottage and the palace. God's great heart is not partial. He loves my poor friend quite as much as the richest man in the land. His charity beams upon all men alike.
IV. JESUS CHRIST IS ALSO A CHEERING AND A TRANSFORMING LIGHT. When the sun's rays fall upon a diamond, it glistens with intense beauty; but when the light is gone, the diamond can be no more seen in the dark than a stone. So Christ lights up the Christian. And Christ makes him also a light giver as well as a light receiver.
V. CHRIST BRINGS IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT.
Parallel VersesKJV: O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.