Because of our sin, we find ourselves in the dark, gloomy, and in anguish. We are hurting, and human “Enlightenment” has failed to end the pain. But there is “joy to the world!” This joy is not some optimistic set of rose-colored glasses or another myth of human progress. It is the good news of an outside-in salvation. By His grace and in His zeal, God makes himself small for our sake and the healing of our world. He comes as a child, and to receive this amazing gift we ourselves must become childlike.