In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth… And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
The Light still shines in the darkness. No matter what shadows you and yours may stand under as 2020 draws to a close, Jesus is king. The child born to Mary 2000 years ago still lives and reigns. May He continue to bless us with grace upon grace, that we might all find our lives in Him.