There has been a great price paid to redeem you. Following the Old Testament tradition, a sacrifice was required to atone for human sin. There was a cost to pay the price -- and God was willing to pay whatever it took to buy you back from sin. The Old Testament sacrifices of animals served to atone for certain, specific sins, but to atone for all of human sin was going to be a much greater cost. Fortunately, in Jesus Christ, God came up with a solution to the problem we had created.
Thanks be to God for finding a way forward out of our mess! God descends into our world, into our darkness, to show us the path back home, back into the light. May we rejoice and not dwell in the darkness, rather focusing on the light, and sharing the hope we have in Christ Jesus.