Yes, advents always begin in darkness, but God never lets them stay there. He always shines a light. Samson. Jesus. You. Me. We are the light of God in this world of darkness shining the light of self-sacrifice through the life and light of Christ in us.
Judges 13:1-25. And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord gave them into the hand of the