My husband, Bobby and I watched The Muppet Christmas Carol Thursday night (December 22). This is one of our holiday traditions. I like this telling of the classic because I enjoy the songs and well, the Muppets are in it. I’ve always had a soft spot for Kermit the Frog! To say that Charles Dickens was a master story teller, would be an understatement. Obviously he had the ability to reach into the depths of humanity and touch a core need — the need to belong and be loved. However, the last line of the story, which is spoken in the book by Tiny Tim, “God bless us, everyone,” has me thinking today.
God has blessed us; he’s blessed everyone of us. The whole reason for this holiday season is His blessing. His blessing came and manifested itself as a baby in a manager, then as a man with a ministry and finally as a sacrifice on a cross. Jesus bridged the gap between a holy God and sinful humans. Without him, there’d be no hope, only wishful thinking.
I saw a video on Facebook done by the Ball Brothers. They capture what Christmas is about. “It’s about the cross. It’s about my sin. It’s about how Jesus came to be born once, so that we can be born again. It’s about the stone that was rolled away, so that you and I could have real life someday. It’s about the cross.”
I don’t think I can say it any better than that. I pray you have a blessed Christmas. Thank you for reading.