In 1964, Marshall McLuhan famously said “The medium is the message”. This revolutionary phrase suggested that the means by which information is communicated is at least as important as the information itself. Further, he suggested that the medium actually shapes the message itself in significant and inalterable ways. In its original context, McLuhan was speaking to the effects of media like television to shape the messages they broadcasted. Years later, Professor Robert Inchausti, commenting on McLuhan’s insight, said, “That’s just another way of saying ‘the Word became flesh’.” If Inchausti’s insight is true, what then is the message of the medium of the “flesh” that the Word became? Beyond Jesus’s words, what is God saying through the medium of a body? Specifically the body of a middle eastern child given to an unwed mother and a reluctantly adoptive father? What does it mean that God decided to come to Earth as a child instead of as a King or even just a full grown man? What does it mean that he came at all, instead of just sending an updated and grace-filled set of commandments to live by? This Advent, we will explore this question, “Why did God become a Child?” The answer? He. Has Come. To Save. Us.