One day, a bird became caught in our chimney and flew into our house. I tried desperately to get it out of the door, but it didn’t get the message. After a while, totally frustrated, I had the ridiculous thought, “If I could become a bird for a few seconds and talk its language, I could show it how to be free.” Then, I remembered that’s exactly what God did.
The Creator of the universe became one of His own creatures—a man—to communicate perfectly with humankind. Jesus took on a human body and personality, with all its limitations, so you and I could understand how to be free from captivity to sin and have a relationship with God.
This is really what Christmas is all about. God chose to reveal Himself to us in the form of a baby, Jesus Christ. When we get to know the God who loves us so much that He would humble Himself to become a man, then Christmas always has a sense of wonder.