Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness…
If a man, whose body was radiant and bright as the sun, were walking through a land of Egyptian darkness, all who followed him would actually walk in the light, and the closer they kept to him the clearer their light would be and the safer their road. He who follows Christ follows one from whom light streams upon the road we are to go — an illuminated man — laying bare its hidden pitfalls — discovering its stumbling stones — showing all its turnings and windings, and enabling us to walk safely, surely, and cheerfully on our way (chap. John 8:12).
Parallel VersesKJV: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.