Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold Him come, Offspring of the virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hail! the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth
These familiar words were written by Charles Wesley in 1739, and to me, they encapsulate in a small way some of the glory of the incarnate God-man. It focuses in on the attributes of who Yeshua is, and what he came to do – it takes our vision beyond the birth of a baby.