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Christmas amidst Tragedy

"In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it" (John 1:4-5).

I have been reflecting on this non-traditional Christmas passage the last few days and spent some time talking through John's Christmas account with my wife and kids last night. These verses seem particularly relevant considering the tragic events of recent days.

- 26 innocent adults and children slaughtered in a school by a deranged madman
- 22 children slashed in a knife attack outside a Chinese school
- Shootings in a mall, a casino, and a hospital
- Just last night a 16-year-old athlete in my daughter's school dropped dead on the football field of cardiac arrest

And on and on and on ...

Evil permeates every facet of our world and as a result death pervades our everyday lives.

My heart has hurt this week as I have thought about the harm that evil instigated on harmless children. Sin and its counterpart Death know no limits in …