God did something new. It was around 2000 years ago but what he did changed history, changed the future for mankind. What did he do? He visited us. God visited earth, not as a tourist, not as a deity as such, but as a man. God became man and dwelt among us.
Mary recorded this song on her album. It starts out with 4 of our grand-kids singing “Away in a manger”. That is where God started his visitation. The creator of everything that exists came to visit, and his first appearance was in a barn and he slept in a feed trough. He didn’t start out in a palace among the elite and privileged, he started out in a common place, among common folks, like us. Mary is joined later in the song by our son Aaron Loeffelbein.
Jesus is God with us.