One God who, unexplainably, sacrificed His only Son for us.(Jn 3:16)
One mother who trustingly said, "Behold the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)
Lowly shepherds who "went straight to Bethlehem... (to) see this thing which has happened which the Lord has made known to (them). (Lk. 1:15)
Men like Simeon, righteous and devout, who waited their whole life to "see God's salvation," and rejoiced in it. (Lk. 2:25-32
Women like Anna, a widow of many years who served the Lord in fasting and prayers. She thanked God for His sacrifice (Lk.2:36-39) and "continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jersualem."
One Savior, Jesus Christ, who said "yes" to His Father, lived a perfect life of complete and unreserved sacrifice and then sacrificed all
all without argument
as a lamb led to slaughter
Praise God! That is not the end of the story! His resurrection is the best gift ever given to mankind.
How can I consider any sacrifice to be "too much?" Ah to say "yes" as Mary did, choosing to embrace a life of sacrifice. My little gift to Him, my precious, precious Savior.
(No, this wasn't taken this year! But still pretty, yes?)