He was the Almighty God, laid that night on a bed of straw and wrapped in swaddling clothes.
He was the Bridegroom who would die for his bride in order that he might wed her.
He was the Only-Begotten of the Father, born in flesh to become the First-Born from the dead.
He was the Lion of Judah, clothed in the white fleece of the Lamb of God.
He was the Kinsman-Redeemer, who was not ashamed to call us his brothers.
He was the High Priest, stretching out his arms to offer the final Sacrifice.
He is God with us – now and forevermore.