When Jesus took off His crown and put on our flesh, He took the relationship between God and man from distant to intimate. No longer did we need to look to the heavens when addressing God, we need only look in the eyes of a helpless, vulnerable baby.
God's love is intimate. Here’s what I mean when I say intimate. It’s like a mother holding her brand new baby for the first time. There is nothing in the world that is more important to that mother than holding her baby. The intimacy displayed by God in sending Jesus to the Earth took something so distant and brought it so close.
Read Ephesians 2:12-13:
"At that time you were without Christ, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ."
Remember that you were once separated from God (because of your sin), but Jesus brought you close (ultimately because of His death, burial, and resurrection). While our hope in eternity is secured because of Jesus’ actions on the cross and rising from the grave, it is important to take a moment (or a season) and remember His birth which began the journey to Christ’s victory.
Take some time to thank God for bringing you near to Him, which wasn’t anything you did, but only God’s great love for you.