The light of lights has come, on this silent and holy night.
The light shines in the darkness, and not just any 'ole darkness, but our darkness, the darkness of our souls, the darkness of our homes, the darkness of our church, our town, our nation, our world. The light of light has come...to us tonight.
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. Yet the darkness is still there, enfolding us, blinding our sight, confusing our movements, darkening our very beings. It is good, that on a night as silent and holy as this one that we acknowledge the darkness. Do not sit content in the darkness tonight, but name the darkness which enfolds, and blinds and confuses.
The light of lights has come, on this silent and holy night. This light shines in the darkness, and not just any 'ole darkness, but the light of lights is shining here and now in our darkness...
shining powerfully to cast out the darkness, shining clearing to heal our blindness, shining with healing and loving light to guide our movements and illuminate our very beings.
The light you hold tonight is the light of the Christ child, born in our world to heal the darkness of our world. This is the good news of great, great joy.
May the light shine within you.
May the joy of the good news be born in your hearts.
May the peace of Christ be yours tonight and always.
For, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. This is the birth of Christmas, this is the birth of us all. Amen.