Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done
And on the labor in which I had toiled;
And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind.
There was no profit under the sun. Continue reading
In the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, there is a point in which Mrs. Cratchit asks Bob how Tiny Tim behaved in church.
“As good as gold,” said Bob, “and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.” Continue reading
Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
“Christmas a humbug, uncle!” said Scrooge’s nephew. “You don’t mean that, I am sure.”
“I do,” said Scrooge. “Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You’re poor enough.”
“Come, then,” returned the nephew gaily. “What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You’re rich enough.”
You may recognize that passage from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
I chuckle every time I read it.