What Is Christmas All About?
I’ve been tackling my to do list today, and getting ready to go shopping with my son so he can spend his Christmas money from G’ma and G’pa and I can get some white elephant gifts for a party we are going to tomorrow. I’ve also been listening to Christmas music, including the soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
I’ve been thinking about what I would post today (still in that whole Postaday thing, you know). What could I say about Christmas that would be a blessing to those who read my blog? How could I explain what Christmas is all about? I realized that Linus, quoting Luke, said it about as well as anyone can. So I decided to share my favorite scene from the best Christmas special ever made.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2 (KJV).
Always love remembering this scene from Charlie Brown at Christmas….our pastor has even talked about using it in his Christmas Day service.
Christmas blessings!! April
April, I have A Charlie Brown Christmas on DVD and we watch it every year sometime during December. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without it. I think it would be great as part of a sermon. 🙂 Merry Christmas, Linda
Yay Linda! Love this and the comments here too. 🙂
This weekend we were house sitting and while trying to find something on a different tv and set up, there were ads for a Christmas show that talked about the real meaning of Christmas. It made me a little sad, because it wasn’t about Jesus. It might be about giving, or loving or caring, but I think we are deceived and compromised when we start thinking that that is the same thing as what Linus shared.
God bless you and yours as you celebrate Jesus!
Deb, That’s kind of how I feel about Christmas music. So much of it isn’t even about Jesus. So many people do think that if they just focus on giving instead of receiving, then they have grasped the true meaning of Christmas. But it really is all about what Jesus did and never about what we do. May you and your family have a truly Merry Christmas as you worship our dear Jesus! Peace, Linda
“Glory to God in the highest…” If we could just get that point across… that He is real and to glorify and honor Him brings Him so much joy. It’s the simplest thing in the world. If Linus gets it, why can’t everyone else.
Cute, Linda… but serious too.
Linda, Linus is the first place I really ever heard the Gospel. Just listening to him explain the truth to poor lost Charlie Brown brings tears to my eyes every time.
It is true that understanding God is real and to glorify Him brings Him joy, but it brings us joy, too! It is so simple. I pray more people will understand. Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda
You did well…can’t go wrong with Charlie Brown.