It’s the 53rd year for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the life-saving message is as meaningful as ever. This Christmas season as you watch Linus take to the stage, watch carefully as he recites Luke 2:8-14. About 38 seconds in, Linus drops his ever present security blanket. It’s the moment when he says, “Fear not!”. Maybe we can all let go of something holding us back with this incredible Christmas story reminder. Looking at it now, it is pretty clear what Charles Schultz and Luke chapter 2 are saying.
The birth of Jesus separates us from our fears.
The birth of Jesus frees us from the habits we are unable (or unwilling) to break ourselves.
The birth of Jesus allows us to simply drop the false security we have been grasping so tightly, and learn to trust and cling to Him instead. Merry Christmas!