On the Nativity of Christ

God, Who has everything in His hand, did not have the slightest home to dwell in temporarily on earth. Everyone else had one except for God. Such examples of the Lord's humility were divine guidance for men. The love of God is such that it brought Christ on earth to manifest humility, compassion, sacrifice, and obedience. If He did not love man, He would not have humbled Himself to this level. And this humility brought complete fulfillment of the divine obedience. Obedience until death, death on the Cross. 

Elder Ephraim, excerpt of homily "On the Nativity of Christ" 1975