As God made flesh is born he sucks in His first breath and releases a cry into the darkness.
The cry of this newborn Jesus is the cry of God into the darkness and brokenness of our world. It is a cry that screams at the injustice, oppression and suffering of our wounded world. It is a cry that longs for the weak, vulnerable and downtrodden to know that God has not forgotten them. It is a cry that shares in the suffering of humanity. It is a cry that exposes how weak and vulnerable we are. And the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the One in and through whom all things find their being, shares in that weakness and vulnerability crying out into the darkness and cold of that first Christmas night.