Monday, 17 December 2012
Pause in Advent: Light
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out.
The Life-light was the real thing: every person entering Life he brings into the Light.
He was in the world, the world was there through him, and yet the world didn't even notice.
He came to his own people, but they didn't want him.
But whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said, he made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves.
These are the God-begotten, not blood-begotten, not flesh-begotten, not sex-begotten.
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish.
(John 1 from Eugene Peterson's Message)