6Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus
8And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Reason for the Season