One day a bird, caught in our chimney, flew into our house. We tried desperately to get it out 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 God did just that.
The Creator of the universe became one of His own creatures –a man– in order to communicate perfectly with mankind. Jesus took on a human body and personality, with all its limitations, so you and I could understand how to be free to live 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.