Then on Saturday we watched A Christmas Carol (the 3D movie with Jim Carey, not the classic one). It is, of course, the story of one man’s redemption because he believed it was not too late to change and to become what he could have been all of his life had he but chosen a different path and a different outlook.
I know that it is not too late to get a degree, change a profession, become a better spouse or parent, or so many other things. Of course, I do believe that we all can change and that real redemption is possible, but not just because of our transformations, but because of the grace of God and the atoning sacrifice of our Savior. But unlike the saying attributed to George Eliot above, I don’t believe that it is never too late. Now is not too late, but we never know if tomorrow we will be called to leave this life. So we shouldn’t wait to make the changes we know we should make. Now is the time to change so that we can free ourselves from the chains that our mistakes and sins have created. Let’s be brave and think of something we may have been postponing, thinking it is too late, to work on and change. If Ebenezer can change after so many years, we can make a change too.