I will live in the past, present and future Ebenezer Scrooge promises.
Let the life behind you and the life beyond you effect the life within you and you will live with wisdom, knowledge and grace.
Open your arms wide with one hand reaching towards yesterday and the other toward tomorrow, and time will be gathered up into today, creating a better reality. This epiphany by Charles Dickens does, in fact, challenge today’s Here and Now message, which encourages us to “give up presents for presence.” such a noble task indeed. Yet how can I give up one for the other .
Do you know i am speaking of Christ, the child born in a stable is the past, the King returning for his bride in the future, what is the present? I would say we must have both to have truth now. We must receive the gift of the past, the vision of the future and apply it to the spirit of the day, otherwise will never move beyond the moment we are in.