This verse looks back at me from the mirror each morning and each night. (It's stuck to my mirror). It reminds me each day of the grace that has been made available to us.
God came down to us as a babe in a manger. Jesus lay down his divinity and took up our humanity. So we could lay down our humanity and share in His divinity.
We were born with eternal souls and each moment we must see that through Christ we can be made whole and perfect!