Today is Christmas!
As we gather with friends and family, my prayer is that you remember the purpose for this celebration. Years ago, I watched a Peanuts special where Charlie Brown kept searching for the meaning of Christmas. Contrary to a recent opinion, the day isn’t about showing love to little trees. Linus gave the true reason for this season and I quote him, as he quoted the Bible,
Linus’ King James version scripture reading from Luke 2: 8-14, read:
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”