In a way, we all are a Scrooge of Charles Diken's "A Christmas Carol" (1843). A miser who loves only himself.
We all need to be changed as now 'Ebenezer Scrooge' from living for oneself to helping others, from loneliness to having friends.
With Christmas we celebrate how Jesus has come to us. Immanuel, God with us. A paradox; the Almighty God comes to us as a child. God himself is giving and sharing Himself with us.
It echoes the tale of the Garden of Eden; God walks with men. Adam longs for fellowship. It echoes a future of fellowship with God and others as in Revelation (The Church as the 'Bridge' of Christ in 21:9).
It connects to our purpose of living as in Westminster catechism: "Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever."
At Christmas let’s pause to have time with Jesus; time with each other. Be like Scrooge and open your heart to others. Reconcile where needed.
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