William Holman Hunt, “The Light of the World,” 1851

William Holman Hunt, “The Light of the World,” 1851

The Light of the World is deeply symbolic, showing Christ arriving at a door at night. It’s an allegory for Christ seeking entry at the door of the human heart.






Hear him say, ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock.’



Dear Jesus,

you are welcome in our lives,

but sometimes it is hard to open the door.

Please give us strength to be open and welcoming,

to see beyond the darkness,

and to let the light into our own lives.

Amen.