The Christmas Eve texts (Is. 9:2-7; Tit. 3:4-7; Lk. 2:1-20) were full of wonderful promises for now and the New Year!  And they all had their beginning in that humble smelly manger holding the One we call "God With Us."   But, how would those promises ever be realized if Jesus stays in that cradle?  For many, the only time Jesus is encountered is as an infant.  What's wrong with that picture?