Today we celebrate Christ Jesus, God’s Son, coming into the world as a man. The story of Christmas is part of the story of Easter, encapsulated in this passage from Phil. 2:
Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (vv 5b-8)
God’s grace, love, and forgiveness be yours.