Luke tells us that Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple as a newborn and made a sacrifice of 2 birds. Why is this significant? Because as explained in Leviticus 12:6-8, if you can afford it, the appropriate sacrifice after the birth of a firstborn child is a lamb. But, if you can’t afford a lamb, then 2 doves or pigeons is acceptable.
What does it mean that when the Savior came, he came to a poor family?
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