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And then love broke the darkness.

We suffer from blindness. We can't see the magnitude of this little baby because we have buried it in piles of tinsel and marketing that we heap on each season. The arrival of this Son is more incredible than we can imagine. It is the point where God became man. The point where healing began. The point where darkness lost. It is the point.

When this 7 or 8 pounds of life showed up, the world changed. He brought light that is pervasive. It glows warm and mysterious. It seeps into the shadows and illuminates the darkness.

This advent, I challenge you to see and hear Christmas as if for the first time.

Here are the readings for the second day of Advent:

John 3:16

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life."

1 John 4:10

"This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God."


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