The Light of the World
John 8:12 (NIV) 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.”
Jesus also tells the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven that they (too) are the "Light of the World" 1 . But we also read that the light has shone in darkness, but the darkness did not understand it ( John 1:5 )