Christmas special begins with Charlie Brown feeling blue. Why? He doesn’t know
what Christmas is about but he does sense that it’s about more than
presents. Something inside him rejects
the commercialization of Christmas.
Something in him longs to know the truth. This classic Christmas ends
with Charlie Brown’s friend Linus reciting the gospel! And suddenly, Chuck’s
heart is transformed. He walks away from the Christmas play with a spring in
his step and joy in his heart. But he is not the only one changed by the truth
that God came as a baby to save the world. His friends follow him and together
they sing, Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
This Christmas, I
hope you too will celebrate the joy of Jesus coming to save a sin-sick world. I
hope you will echo the cry of another faithful believer’the young girl chosen
to be Jesus’ mother.
And Mary said:
”My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me’
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in
their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.” Luke 1:46-55
Thank God that he is mindful of us. I hope this Christmas
we will be mindful of him’mindful of the sacrifice he made by giving his only
son for you and I so that we could be forgiven’mindful of his good gifts in our
life’mindful of his unparalleled power and goodness’mindful of his grace.