Matthew 1:21 (New International Version)
21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a] because he will save HIS people from their sins."
Who's people are they and we?
1 Samuel 12:22
For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
"Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people.
Who came? God came.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
The Word Always Was God
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Word, who always was God, became flesh.
God Was Seen, in the Flesh
44Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
God Has Come
They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
God was revealed (manifested) in the flesh and appeared to all people.
1 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
God shed his own blood for us and was pierced for our transgressions.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Thank you God for coming down from heaven, being manifested in the flesh, and shedding your own blood for our salvation as God the Son Jesus Christ. In this time of rememberance of your amazing birth in the flesh and ultimate sacrifice for us, becoming a servant so that we may be saved, our eternal thanks and grattituted is forever bestowed upon your throne of Grace.