It's Christmas Eve and one of the most exciting times on the Christian Calander. Jesus is coming- in the form of a tiny, helpless baby. On this night 2000 years ago (give or take a few) God wrapped Himself in human flesh so that He might walk among us. Today and Christmas are the celebration of the light of the world descending into our darkness. Every year, at this time, I am overcome with thoughts of gratitude and awe. What if He had never come? What if He had allowed the darkness of the world to consume us?
Thankfully, such thoughts are the realm of the most extreme fiction because God did not leave us alone in the darkness to perish. He loves us so well, and so intimately, that He deigned to enter our darkness Himself-- transforming the darkness for all eternity by the very act of entering in to it.