Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalms 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
The Reading we have just heard — “In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God” and so on — is the Apostle John’s Christmas story. We are accustomed to reading about the shepherds and the angels and the Wise Men, but John’s version tells us in a unique way what it’s really all about: the reality that God loves His human family so much that for centuries, He prepared the world for the coming of Christ. And with Jesus’ coming there came a new understanding and a new experience of how much God loves us.
After John had written his Gospel in this way, he decided it wasn’t enough. There is…
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