We find ourselves near the end of a painful year, with a dark winter ahead of us. CT’s December issue speaks to the fundamental truth we celebrate every Christmas: “On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned” (Isaiah 9:2). God still loves the world. He is still God With Us. And he still lives and moves among his people to bring light and life, hope and healing. These are the stories of the global church at work in the age of the pandemic.