Now is an especially appropriate time to remember and celebrate that God is with us. The news constantly tells us of the evil in this world both abroad and at home. Is there any hope in the darkness? Yes, there is. Remember our faith. The light of Christ has entered into the darkness of our world but the darkness cannot overcome it. In the midst of a cruel, dark and violent world God came to us in the form of a babe lying in a manger. May every child we ever hold remind us of the God who is our hope. The God who is still with us. The God who will always be with us. May the light and love of God revealed in Christ be reflected in all of our lives by our words and our deeds. The light still shines, the darkness cannot overcome it. Thanks be to God.