In Him was life and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
In Him was life is talking about the eternal life we can only receive by accepting Jesus as our Lord and savior. John 14:6 tells us that Jesus is the way the truth and the life. He is the only way to the Father It is in Jesus that all of our hope lies. Through His death and resurrection we are able to receive this eternal life.
A man lost will look for light to see where he needs to go as we wander through our life as fallen creatures we are searching for that light and it is in Jesus. The Pharisees and Sadducees could not see that light. Despite there looking, waiting and studying they did not understand that Jesus was the light they were looking for.
So many in this day and time have that same problem. Young people claim to be spiritual and searching for the answer to life. They don’t see that it is there shining in the name of Jesus. They walk through the darkness seeing the light but unable and not willing to embrace it.