When Jesus entered the world two thousand years ago as a baby in Bethlehem, he was not entering a safe place.
In fact, he was moving into a sordid neighborhood. The nation of Israel, where he was born, was under Roman occupation. King Herod was on mission to destroy any baby who might be a threat to his kingdom. He was entering a world where sin reigned and ruined anything in its path, including the human heart.
It is not an exaggeration to say that when Jesus entered into humanity he was coming behind enemy lines.
The risk was real and yet his love for the world compelled him to come to this earth to rescue us.