John 1: 6-9 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. . . . John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." . . . Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
When we cannot see, the thing to do is come closer to the light. We were lost in the darkness. When the light appeared, we drew near it. We even opened our hearts to it and became carriers of the light as we followed the light. To benefit most from the light, it is not as helpful to stand further from it, but to draw closer to it. It is far better to be a close disciple of Jesus Christ Himself than to merely bask in His reflection seen in others. Others can point the way to Him and even shine His light that they have chosen to walk in, but the light is purest at its source. As we walk in the light, we are being transformed by it. Christ is already the fullness of that transformation in whose image we are being molded. Look to the light.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. . . . 4:6, 7 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.