It happened at 9:19pm MST on December 21, 2019. For those in the northern hemisphere, the sun was at its lowest angle and its light and warmth were further away than at any time of the year (even though at this longitude, one won’t see it). It was the longest night of the year.
And yet: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through the Word, and without the Word not one thing came into being. What has come into being in the Word was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.