The Word, Jesus, was both God and the light of men. The world had a hard time receiving the God of this universe, because He brought light into the world that which was outside it's selfish comprehension. Not even the religious leaders of the day recognized God come in the flesh – Jesus. You and I have the privelage not only of knowing Jesus, but of having that light in our lives. This section of John shows us the Jesus brought light to the world. Not only to allow us to spend eternity with Him, but to shine that light through our lives today!