Here’s a Peanuts cartoon that isn’t perfect but does convey the true meaning of Christmas.
The cartoon reminds us that the meaning of Christmas is something more than mad, last-minute dashes to whichever stores are having the best sales and hopes of receiving something made of plastic or an electronic device that’s really, really cool.
There’s a “gift” in Christmas that’s far greater than all the toys sold on Amazon. We’re all invited to receive that gift (if we care to). But most of us don’t even notice that particular gift. Maybe we don’t see it because it doesn’t come with colored wrapping paper or a bow. Maybe we pay no attention to that gift because it’s only a promise today of the gift of salvation years from now, after we pass on.
Still, it’s ironic how many people celebrate Christmas without really recognizing and remembering the most spectacular gift that anyone could ever receive.
The Peanuts clip offers a simple reminder of that gift. You might be surprised to remember that gift.
Thanks to all of you who visit this blog. Merry Christmas to y’all . . . from The State of Texas!