Who is it that we receive in the manger of our heart this day? Not just a cute and cuddly baby! No, that lowliness of form is designed to make it possible for us to receive Light brighter than the sun, the Creator of all that is, the Eternal God, the Child who makes us God’s children. As the manger and the Virgin’s arms held Him whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, so we too recognize and receive Him who has come in human flesh and blood to dwell in us through the Word and sacrament. It is in the Word and sacrament that we recognize Him and receive Him, the One who receives us.