VI. Birth of Jesus
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Precious Lord, we greet you not in majesty, but in humility. You emptied yourself of glory and became one of us; born in a manger. Great God in lowly birth. Hallelujah. Amen.