We celebrate our Emmanuel.
God became human, and human history changed forever. The creator of the universe became a vulnerable newborn. He wrote our story and wrote Himself into it.
He created us to think and decide for ourselves. Knowing we would reject Him, He created us anyway, much the way a couple decides to have a child despite the risk that their child may not always like them or agree with them, but they choose to love anyway.
The Divine transcended time and space and the chasm between humankind and Himself to become one of us. He was the King, but He gave up his throne for a manger. He gave up His glorious home for a stable. He gave up His life for us.
The Humbled and Exalted Christ
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."