"What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." (John 1:3b-5 NRSV)
What might happen to us and within us and among us if we were indeed to prepare our hearts and follow the star...?
We might begin to believe that the Light will indeed shine in the darkness and that the darkness will never overcome it. We might begin to know in our hearts that no darkness that we find ourselves in is too dark for us after all, that the One who made us will come searching for us again and again, choosing to come and be among us, choosing to share in that darkness and to burst it apart with light and life and hope.
-- Robert Benson in The Night of the Child (Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room Books, 2001)