"There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man."
The true Light was and is Jesus Christ. He came to light the way to salvation in the world that He created. He loves us so much that He left His throne in Heaven to take human form and walk among us, to reveal God to us and to give His life to redeem us from bondage to sin. "Whatever spiritual life and light Adam and Eve possessed before the fall, was from Christ. Whatever deliverance from sin and spiritual death any child of Adam has ever enjoyed since the fall, whatever light of conscience or understanding any one has obtained, all has flowed from Christ. The vast majority of mankind in every age have refused to know Him, have forgotten the fall, and their own need of a Savior. The light has been constantly shining "in darkness." The most have "not comprehended the light." But if any men and women out of the countless millions of mankind have ever had spiritual life and light, they have owed all to Christ." (Ryle)