French hens are known for their gentleness.
These hens were destined to die for the benefit of others.
Who comes immediately to mind in response to such clear descriptions?
Our God is complete within Himself.
"Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. But the LORD was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; if He would render Himself as a guilt offering...As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; by His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities."Is this heavy stuff for a Christmas devotional? Do we expect such gifts at Christmas? This is truly what He came to give us! Heavy, yes, but such an exquisite gift!