When I was considerably younger, I once wondered why it was that our Lord and Savior came among us as a child. Why so lowly and ignoble an entrance? Fortunately the Letter to the Hebrews provides an explanation:
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same nature, that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage. 16 For surely it is not with angels that he is concerned but with the descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.
It was necessary for Jesus to experience all that we have experienced- birth, life, and death- for Him to act as our High Priest and conduit and intercessor with the Father. He became one of us- all so that we might become one with Him.
Have a blessed Christmas everyone.