In the Christ child of Bethlehem, God entered human history and revealed himself up close and personal. The astounding truth is that in Jesus Christ, humanity encountered God in a real, personal, historical, and tangible way. The ultimate significance of Christmas is that the infinite, eternal God the Son left his glorious throne in heaven. He accepted life—and death—as a human to personally offer his love and forgiveness to sinners.
— Kenneth Richard Samples, from Without a Doubt, kindle location 1496