Imagine seeing God. It was not just unlikely, it was unthinkable. “No man can see me and live,” the Lord said to Moses. But then about 1500 years later, we read “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known” (John 1:18). To see Jesus was to see nothing less than God revealed – “veiled in flesh the Godhead see!” – and how glorious it was! “We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). And so we “hail the Incarnate Deity” who was “pleased as man with men to dwell.” And yet, what does it really mean that God became flesh? What does it mean for us today? If ever there was a time to pause and reflect on these questions, it is today. If ever there was a time to pause and behold Immanuel in a manger, to really ponder and wonder at His coming, it is this Christmas. We will turn our eyes to the manger and learn from some of the texts in the New Testament that describe the reality and the reasons for the Incarnation.