I spent some time with the idea of God coming to us in the Incarnation in a state of vulnerability. I have always been drawn to pray over the entire mystery of the Incarnation. God sends the Second Person in the Blessed Trinity to become both human and divine. The birth of Jesus means truly that God is with us. He is fully human and like us in all things except sin. He needs time to grow in the womb of His Mother, just as all babies do. When Jesus is born, he is as helpless as any baby. He needs to be fed, he needs to sleep, he needs to be loved.