21After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), 24and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.” (Luke 2:21-24, NRSV)
So after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph traveled to Jerusalem and had Jesus circumcised. What traditions do we keep? What is important for us to do and why do we do them?
Do we sacrifice for our beliefs?
What sacrifice can you make for Jesus this Christmas season?