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Tuesday 25 December

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Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 97 (98):1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18

Inserted in God’s cosmic story

Jesus is not only a new-born human baby. The prologue (John 1:1-18) inserts him into God’s never ending, interconnected cosmic story in ways that recall both biblical and ancient cosmologies. ‘In the beginning’ evokes the Genesis creation story in which the Spirit hovered over the waters. Links are made to light, life and darkness. ‘In the beginning,’ for ancient Greeks, suggested many philosophical understandings about what was there before anything else existed. Insightfully, John connects the story of Jesus with those understandings to announce his coming. How do I announce his coming to people today?

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