Christ's Birth (Matthew 1:18-25)

Many times we think of the birth story of Jesus as being a nice story.  It is a nice story, but what is so nice about it?  Do we ever stop to consider what is so nice about the story of Jesus? What is so humbling to us to embrace a savior who is named Jesus?  What is significant about His name and why does Matthew call attention to the name Jesus?  Why does the angel insist that the name of this child is to be Jesus?