Do not flee, do not fear. He is not coming with weapons, he is seeking not to punish but to save. And in case you are even now saying, "I heard your voice, and I hid myself", look, he is a baby, and he has no voice. The sound of his crying inspires compassion more than trembling ...
He became a little child. The virgin mother wraps his tender limbs in swaddling clothes - and do you still tremble with fear? Or will you realise from this that he has not come to destroy but to save you, not to bind but to set you free?
St Bernard of Clairvaux - from a Christmas sermon, "On the Five Springs".
(The painting is Botticelli's "Virgin adoring the sleeping Christ Child", 1490.)