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Linus ChristmasThere’s just something about Linus and his blue blankey that reminds me of Christmas.  I love watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my family and each year I appreciate the message more and more.  It’s no coincidence that Linus’ words of wisdom came up twice at church this morning!  The message of the Charlie Brown Christmas specials is clear: that we should set aside the shopping, decorating, and comercialism (as good ol’ Chuck would put it) and remember the reason for the season.  Let’s all take pause this Christmas to pray on Luke 2 and appreciate just how incredible it is that God came down to be among us on Christmas.  Of course, we can still enjoy the pretty lights and give gifts to the ones we love, but let’s not forget the greatest gift of all. Jesus.

Merry Christmas!