Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Find the Connection

 What Do These Have in Common?
  1. Boulder
  2. Beloved Wife Who Died in Childbirth
  3. Bitter Old Man Who Hated Christmas
 1. The boulder is  a Monument Stone in the Bible.  The prophet Samuel set it up to help the people  remember a victory God had brought them.
Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and he called the name of it Ebenezer [stone of help], saying, Heretofore the Lord has helped us.   I Samuel 7:12

2. In Charles Dickens' classic story, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge's mother died either giving birth to him or in his early infancy.  Mr. Scrooge senior resolved to never forget that his son's life came at the expense of his wife's.
    In an age and country where Biblical literacy was nearly universal, can we doubt that Dickens and his character had the Biblical incident in mind?
3.  If dad could not look at you without thinking, "Murderer," how could you grow up?

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