John 1:9-14 NIV
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—  children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
God wants no one to be ‘the Stranger’, that is why he sent his Son to become one of us, to step across the separation that divides us from him, to invite us into relationship with him – that’s what Christmas is all about! What can we do to follow his example? What divides can we reach across?
Jesus, thank you to you were willing to set aside your position to become one of us. Show us how we can follow in your footsteps today.