Before He could die for us, He had to be born for us. The hope of Christmas can be found in a manger in Bethlehem.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:15-16 NASB)
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14 NASB)
Joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.