What is the purpose of light? We all use light everyday to light up our dark world. Light is most useful when the place is dark. We don’t use torches when we walk around outside during the day because there is already enough light. Likewise Jesus wants us to be a light to the world, and this means lighting up the dark places of the world. We could be a light at church and in front of other good Christians (lit areas), and it does help, but the potential of impact can only be seen when we dare to stand out and shine our light into the darkness.
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. – John 12:46
Jesus came into the world to be the light of the world, to impact and brighten a dark society. He became the most influential person ever to live on Earth – even after over 2000 years millions and millions of people still read about Him.