“In the beginning” is how John begins his gospel. He draws us back to the beginning because Christ was there too. In this connection back to Genesis we also get the start of Christ’s story. Until God spoke, our ‘world’ was only chaos and darkness. Until God spoke. He spoke the world into being.
Last night we celebrated another creation that God spoke into being. He said to Mary, “you shall bear a son” and it was. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Through His life Jesus brought us life and light, grace and mercy. For a second time God spoke and the darkness fled.
When we see Christ as both ancient and also as new, we catch a peak into the holy mystery. It is that beautiful place where heaven and earth meet. In this place the light again conquered the darkness. The darkness shall never overcome the Light. Here Christ’s glory is revealed. As the Word becomes flesh and dwells within us, heaven and earth again meet. From within this imperfect vessel that is each of us, may Christ’s light shine forth this day and every day. Merry Christmas!!
Scripture reference: John 1: 1-14