SCROOGED

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I always thought that “A Christmas Carol” was just another of those dark Dickens stories filled with hopeless characters. I now see it as a story of a man’s redemption. I think if each of us were allowed to travel in Scrooge’s dreamlike time machine, we might all be afforded the same result Scrooge experienced.

Looking at my  Christmases past, I remember my dad always waiting until the last minute to buy our tree, because he wanted to get the best price on it. He worked hard for everything he ever got out of life. There were always presents. I don’t remember many of them anymore, but I do remember times of wonder and excitement. My sister and I were in charge of decorating the tree under the judgmental eye of my dad. I thought he was way too critical, because we threw on tinsel in huge globs so it didn’t really matter where the ornaments and lights were. I remember Christmas music and a huge tree in church. It was about 50’ tall and freshly cut from some member’s land, so the smell of the north woods permeated the sanctuary.

One of the biggest things I remember is never having much money. What I didn’t realize then, was the sacrifices my parents had to make for us. Even as I began my own family, there never seemed to be enough, but the important things was time spent together.

Christmas present has placed me in the golden years of life.,giving me time to reflect, to refresh and rejuvenate as I decide what lies ahead.  We now enjoy the charm of a house from the late 19th century.  Even though the floors are uneven, it’s as if God prepared it just for us.

Looking into the future, I could be consumed with thoughts of the grave, but God has other plans for me.  Not sure what they are, but I never was, so I’ll continue to press on through the next chapter.

As Scrooge’s heart softened through his journey, the tale of a heart redeemed gives us hope too.  We can choose to be like the old humbug Scrooge or become new again through the love that God gave us on that first Christmas eve.

Lord, help me realize that you are the light of the world radiating from a humble cradle.  Live in my heart now as my Redeemer and King. Amen!

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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9 Responses to SCROOGED

  1. ColorStorm says:

    It’s interesting when we hear ‘don’t be a scrooge,’ as if that is always a bad thing. Why don’t people consider the fact that there was another Scrooge? You know, the one who amended his ways. Yep, him. Why do we seem to fixate on his miserly ways?

    Yet, as George C.Scott proved, there was another man, so worthy of company after he got a glimpse of himself. ‘No need for family gatherings.’ ‘No need for coal.’

    But like the nephew said: ‘I expect nothing of you uncle. Just your company.’

    What a classic film. I for one though, tend to appreciate both sides of Ebenezer. So let’s a raise a toast, let’s raise a glass to Ebenezer, who presents a little bit of us all.

    But good word there K, redemption. God bless us, each and every one! 😉

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Indeed there are two sides to this pathetic man – just like those of us who have been redeemed. I raise my glass too for all that God has blessed us with through the birth of His dear Son. Thanks for your kind comment!

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  2. altruistico says:

    A very appropriate and heart felt message. Thank you for your sharing it with us all..

    May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless and keep you and yours.

    Yours in Christ;
    Michael

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  3. oh we are on the same page JarJar are we not 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you for sharing!! Love this!

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