I wanted to do try to come up with some sort of “Christmas theme” for my December posts and came up with this idea. I got an old copy of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol
“It was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us.” (Dickens, A Christmas Carol)
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13)
This final passage reminded me of the verse above in Acts. Dickens said that all who saw Scrooge commented that he “knew how to keep Christmas well…may that be truly said of us.” Those who saw Peter and John, astonished by their transformation, said “these men had been with Jesus.” This is one of my favorite verses. The one thing the people who saw them said was that those men had been with Jesus. In the words of Dickens, “May that be truly said of us.” Merry Christmas.