“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5, ESV)
I don’t know about you, but oftentimes the darkness within and around me feels pretty dadgum dark. In fact, at times it is completely overwhelming. But the beauty of the incarnation is that the Light has come into that darkness. And no matter how dark the darkness is, or how dark the darkness becomes, it cannot and will not overcome the Light.
So shine, O Light, into our darkness, and give us the life and the joy and the hope and the peace that only you can give.