Appreciating the Magnitude of the Incarnation

“Traditionally, at Christmastime we think about the story of Christ’s birth. It feels like Christmas when we picture Joseph and Mary, the shepherds, the angels, and the manger containing the Christ child. But to appreciate the magnitude of the main point of the story — that the eternal Son of God assume our flesh-and-blood human nature — we need to learn from the res of the Bible why Christ came to earth” (Joel R. Beeke & William Boekestein, Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation,  vii).