Christ entered the darkness of our humanity to find us and make a way for us. That's our identity: in Christ, we are the found. He came to us in the most human of ways to rescue us from the sinfulness of our humanity.
I experienced breathtaking imagery of Jesus' death and resurrection a year ago at Saint Martin in the Fields at 5:15 AM. On a cold and quiet London morning, I entered a church which was in total darkness and was handed an unlit candle. As the service commenced, the Gospel unfolded beautifully through the metaphor of darkness and light.