It is no secret to anyone that I am a fan of the Peanuts. I have enjoyed watching Charlie Brown and his friends ever since I was a child. Every year on network television, there are several holiday specials built around Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Last night was the special, “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown”. This may not seem like a big deal and it may not seem like anything important. But, what is important is that within this special that aired on network television in prime-time, was the clear presentation of the true meaning of the Christmas season. I was surprised this show was on television this year. With all the hassle and turmoil over just saying “Merry Christmas” in the stores, I thought for sure that mentioning “Jesus” and “Christ the Lord” on public television would certainly spell the end for this childhood favorite. I have to wonder, in this day intolerance and political correctness, how much longer network television will air a public testimony that the birth of Jesus Christ is the sole reason for Christmas. So, in case you missed it, here is the clip from “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” that comes straight from Luke 2. Enjoy.
Published by Steven Ruff
I am the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Perry, Florida. I have been married for 27 years to Terri and I have a 22-year-old son, Jordan, a U.S. Marine, is married to Skyllar and they have two children: Kalliahpe and Olliver. They are currently stationed in Beaufort, SC. View all posts by Steven Ruff