John 1:1-5; 9-14


“Word and Flesh and Light”


The Christmas season is an important time to remember that the Bible does not make claims for itself as the Word of God, but makes claims for Jesus as the Word of God.  How have we received this Word?  What does it mean for God’s presence and purpose to come into the world in the flesh?  How might we affirm, celebrate, and share the light of the Word of God in a world that often seems hopelessly dark?