This was a commissioned painting created specifically for the book "This Is the Season: Beloved of the Year." I wanted the love and sacrifice these men demonstrated to come through in their expressions. Just as they made great sacrifices for Him, so should we. We all have our own gifts we can lay at His feet: our time, talents, our very lives. It is our hearts, and the true expressions we show as we give our gifts, that will let Him know of our love for Him.