I Am the Light of the World

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The stained glass mausoleum window in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, portrays Jesus Christ carrying a lantern. The window is a depiction of the Biblical passage, John 8:12: “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”.

The verse is an allegory. It essentially compares the light necessary for life on Earth to the necessity of the light of Jesus to those seeking spiritual truth. Just as the tendrils of the morning glory follow the light of the sun during the day and would die without it, the spiritual light of Jesus allows His followers never to again walk in darkness.

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One Response to I Am the Light of the World

  1. Sarah McKinzie says:

    Beautiful message. I’ve never scene a picture of Jesus carrying a lantern before.

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