December 3, 2014


 

Luke 2:8-14, Matthew 28:18-20
Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

When it comes to Christmas shows, A Charlie Brown Christmas has to be one of the most watched of all time. Charlie Brown is so frustrated as he tries to figure out the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not until the very end when his buddy, Linus, recites from Luke 2 that he finally gets it and Linus declares, "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

Even in 1965, Peanuts creator Charles Shultz received a considerable amount of pushback from network executives and colleagues who did not want to have the Christmas story read from the Bible. His response was simple, "If we don't tell the true meaning of Christmas, who will?"

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, let us also be ready to share with others the hope and significance of God sending his Son into this world.