A Light Shines in the Darkness

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.  What has come into being in him was life,and the life was the light of all people.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. ~ John 1:1-5

There was light as the world recalled the light of Nelson Mandela and his leadership of forgiveness, reconciliation and nonviolence.

There was darkness.  A student takes a gun to school.  Children are locked in their classrooms.  Parents wait to be reunited with their kids.

There is light as hundreds of children and their families receive the grace of a Christmas party complete with snacks, crafts, visits with Santa and bags of gifts.

The darkness isn’t gone.  And yet…

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

We must celebrate the birth of Jesus to remind ourselves and the world that light has come into the midst of the ever-present darkness.  God was willing to come into the dark to shine a light.  God comes willing to cry and to suffer with us.  In our pain we can see a child who comes to: save his people from their sins. ~ Matthew 1:21.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9 or 10:30 as we gather as God’s people to cry, laugh and be reminded of the light.  Brad Corrigan, founder of Love, Light and Melody joins us.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Blessings,
Vikki


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