Luke 2:28, “Simeon took him in his arms…”
The One who walked on water, at one time, could not walk at all.
This wasn’t just a baby in Simeon’s arms. He was literally carrying the Son of God. The verse above indicates that God the Son couldn’t walk and had to be held. God subjected Himself (Phil. 2:6-7) to the point that he actually needed us. Think about this…God had a need. God the Son needed someone to carry Him, to feed Him, to keep Him warm, to change His diaper.
For me, the Christmas message is that God became so vulnerable that He couldn’t even walk. C.S. Lewis said, “To love at all is to be vulnerable”. God is Love, therefore God is vulnerable to our needs. If we can only remember that when we pray…