9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John is talking about Jesus, He was with God in the beginning, He created the world, Jesus is the Word (of God) made flesh.
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” (Col 1:15)
“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell” (Col 1:19)
“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col 2:9)
Jesus is the light promised from the foundation of the world. Through all the darkness He came. He came to the Jews and they (except for a few) did not recognize Him. Why?
Maybe they had been focused on the dark so long, they had no hope left. Or their hope was in something other than the light of God. They forgot how to look at the light, like a man in a dungeon with no window. On being freed, he cannot look at the light, it pains him because he’s lived with the darkness for so long.
But Jesus came to overcome the darkness, and to give us power over that darkness if we receive Him. We don’t need to continue to focus on the darkness when God had given us the power to be the overcomers through Jesus. To behold the Glory of God. To be filled with grace and truth.
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord. Walk as children of the Light” (Ephesians 5:8)
“I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live yet not I but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.