When darkness, hope and despair had all but consumed the disciples, the Son rose and filled the world with light once again. John’s telling of the Resurrection emphasises the quality of life that Jesus entered into now that he had died. In Jesus was life. And he came so that we might have life and have it to the full. And now that he had given his life, and taken it back up again, he entered into a new kind of life. A life that was both of this world, and not of this world. This demonstrates that he really had conquered death. It also represents the fullness and richness of the life that he gives to those who come to him.