Many people of the postmodern era, whose consciousness is somewhat clogged, might treat Christmas as something of a number of ordinary birthdays, although it is a completely different event: God gets the characteristics of a man. St. John Chrysostom says the following about this: “And don’t ask how: because where God wants, the order of nature is outdated. Because He willed it, He had the power, He came down, He saved – all things follow God. Today, He who is born, and He who is becomes what he was not. Being God, he becomes human, although he has not ceased to be God. Because he has not become human by separating himself from his divinity, nor has he yet become God by advancing from a human being. But, being Word, why couldn’t he suffer [as Word]He became flesh, his nature remained unchanged.“
It is about the fact that the Creator Himself came into the created world, not a creator of another philosophical system – as atheists are trying to represent Jesus Christ for us – but He who had already existed before.
The Lord became man and showed that the created world is worthy of the presence of God, that human nature is not sinful; instead, it can be the place of divine being, all the more it has come to show the example of the highest sacrifice, and therefore to overcome death.
So let us greet the born Christ, our God!