I sat in Church on Sunday morning listening to the sermon and it was hard to concentrate on what my pastor was saying. It was not that he was not giving a great sermon or that I was bored or any thing like that. I just have such a hard time thinking of anything other that Charlie Brown and Linus when I read Luke chapter 2.
I am not trying to trivialize the Holy Word of God by comparing it to a cartoon. I just love how bold and simple the message is given in the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon. I love Christmas time and I love all the fun family activities we do this time of year. Watching Christmas specials is one of those activities, and there is no better Christmas special on tv in my opinion than "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
I hope you will all have an opportunity to watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" this year. If you are not able to watch the whole show, here is a video clip of Linus explaining Christmas:
If you can not see the video in this e-mail go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKk9rv2hUfA
If you are not able to watch the video at all, here is a transcript of the scene:
IN THE AUDITORIUM, CHARLIE BROWN AND LINUS ARE STAGE RIGHT, AND THE REST OF THE PEANUTS GANG ARE STAGE LEFT
CHARLIE BROWN: I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about.
Isn't there anybody who knows what Christmas is all about?
LINUS: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
WALKS TO CENTER STAGE
LIGHTS GO DOWN, SPOTLIGHT ON LINUS AS HE RECITES LUKE 2:8-14
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 Savior, 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.
LIGHTS COME BACK UP AS LINUS WALKS BACK
That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
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