ALL things were Created by God. Without God, nothing would come into being.
Jesus is The express Image of God, a direct representation of God.
Jesus is The light of the world, and this verse is designed to show just how brightly He shined. Through the brightness of His glory and with the power of His words, Jesus forgave all of our sins. This radiance and word has lasted for thousands of years, and has given all of us a chance to rejoice with Him and God in Heaven.
Father in Heaven, hallowed be Thy holy name. I give thanks for Your son, Jesus Christ, whose brightness still lights the Earth. Give me the wisdom to listen, learn, and act according to Your holy Word, O Lord, and the patience to keep faith when darkness enters my heart. I long for the day I shall join the light of my world in Heaven. Amen.