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We are all familiar with A Christmas Carol, In Prose. Or Being a Ghost Story for Christmas by Charles Dickens. Every adaptation has been done from Bill Murray in Scrooged to the Muppets in what else? The Muppet Christmas Carol. But I don’t think Dickens had any idea, at the time he wrote this faint-hearted story, the impact it would have on humanity some 156 years later.
Dickens gave us the quintessential lesson of repentance through Ebenezer Scrooge. And not only a spectacular lesson in repentance but then added to the holiday table how having a thankful heart is one of the by-products of this repentance.
Then demonstrates how holding God close to our thankful hearts contributes to the better moral and spiritual character of all mankind—no matter their rung in society. Reconnecting us to our humanity as ordained by God. Wasn’t that why Christ was brought into the world? To once again reconcile us with God? (John 3:16 NKJV)
He further illustrates the importance of blessing those less fortunate than ourselves. Not just on Christmas Day, but every day of the year. When we have the love of Christ in our hearts; that love not only covers a multitude of sins but just like a beautiful blanket of snow covers the totality of suffering that is bound by ignorance and want.
So if perchance you just happen to hear chains rattling around in that conscience of yours revisit A Christmas Carol, not for entertainment, but enlightenment. Then afterward you will understand the true meaning of Tiny Tim’s statement “God bless us every one!”
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from us here at Rhemalogy.com. Blessings and Peace!
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