During this Christmas season, we celebrate and rejoice in the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. On this Second Sunday of Christmas, within the profound words in today’s reading from John, lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the Word continues to dwell and shine among us. Christ comes among us in the gathered assembly, the scriptures, the waters of new birth, and the bread and the wine. Through these ordinary gifts we receive the fullness of God’s grace and truth. The light of Christ shines for all to see and the darkness did not overcome it. What does Jesus Christ mean to you?