It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the details and to-dos of Christmas; get the tree, wrap the gifts, put up the manger scene (complete with camels, wise men and sheep), plan meals, do the shopping, go to holiday parties, and more to do than we might have time for. It is all very fun…and a little tiring. And sometimes all of the festivities of Christmas can take our focus off of the main thing about Christmas: Jesus First. The Gospel of John gives us a simplistic yet profound look at the Christmas story. Jesus, who has existed since before time began, came to the world to give light and life. His light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. Jesus first. Jesus only. Because without Jesus, there would be nothing but darkness in our world.