God Bless Us, Every One!

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The Gospel According to Scrooge -December 14, 6pm at Silver Creek Church in Harvey

Marquette, Michigan  –  November 27, 2013  –  By Kevin Taylor, Lead Pastor at Silver Creek Church in Harvey

Christmastime evokes many wonderful memories of the past. I will never forget the years when our daughter would scream excitedly after every single gift she opened, “It’s just what I always wanted!” Oh, to have that kind of enthusiasm again! These days I tend to be more excited watching the kids open their presents than I am about opening my own.

In the 1843 Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens juxtaposes the “Bah, Humbug!” attitude of the miserly old Scrooge with the grateful-hearted Tiny Tim (Cratchit). Scrooge has been morally ruined by a life of greed as the head of an accounting firm in 19th century London. Sickly Tiny Tim will die without an unspecified medical procedure which his parents cannot afford. Tiny Tim’s most famous line, “God Bless Us, Every One!” comes at the end of the tale when the renewed Scrooge comes to the Cratchit home for Christmas dinner. Tiny Tim’s disposition reminds me of my own daughter. I believe he would have been happy any gift no matter how humble or how spectacular.

I don’t know what kind of gifts, if any, you will be receiving this year, but I do know that there is one spectacular gift that awaits all who will accept it. Christmas is the celebration of God’s gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, to the world. Through this amazing gift, God has indeed “blessed us, every one!” If you would like to learn more about this special gift, I would like to invite you to “The Gospel According to Scrooge,” December 14th (6 p.m.) and December 15th (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) at Silver Creek Church in Harvey. You might just discover something that is “just what you always wanted!”

For more information on Silver Creek Church, visit silvercreekchurch.org or find us on Facebook.

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