It was approximately 2000 years ago and "The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone was coming into the world." No one really understood the significance of what was about to happen. Prophecies had predicted a king was coming; a king who would save Israel. In their small human minds, the people imagined this king was coming to deliver them from the Romans. They were, afterall, God's chosen people; people not in need of anything but an earthly, conquering king. But God had a different plan and something more marvelous than earthly liberation. And the Light was coming "into the very world He created, but the world didn't recognize Him."
The Light that shines in the darkness, which can never be extinguished by the darkness was coming to His own people, but they were in darkness and liked the darkness and would reject Him.
The Light was coming to become human and make His home among us. He would be full of unfailing love and faithfulness. He would be born in a manger and live an ordinary life until His final three years on earth. Ordinary, but Extraordinary, the Father's one and only Son.
The Light was coming to reveal God to us. The Light was coming so that all of us who believe and accept Him are joint heirs to His kingdom - the kingdom of God.
The Light was coming and according to Isaiah "the people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the Light will shine on them."
The Light was coming, the bright morning star, was coming. Can you feel the excitement? This is what Christmas is all about - the Light about to pierce the darkness on the most holiest of nights.
John 1:1-16 and Isaiah 9:2