“Bethlehem has opened Eden: come, and let us see. We have found joy in secret: come, and let us take possession of the paradise that is within the cave. There the unwatered Root has appeared, from which forgiveness flowers forth: there is found the undug Well, whence David longed to drink of old. There the Virgin has borne a Babe, and made the thirst of Adam and David to cease straightway. Therefore let us hasten to this place where now is born a young Child, the pre-eternal God.” (Ikos from the Matins for Nativity)
Today those of us who use the Old (Julian) Calendar celebrate the Nativity of Christ (Christmas). I hope all of you who celebrate today have a wonderful and blessed feast.
(You might also like “little tree”, which to me captures the wonder and beauty of the Incarnation perfectly.)