What Christmas Is All About
Scene: Luke 2:1-20
Biblical Character: Jesus
Christmas Movie: The Charlie Brown Christmas Special
I love listening to Christmas music – both gospel and secular. One of my favorite songs is Stevie Wonder’s “That’s What Christmas Means to Me.” It’s a great song, but I must admit, Stevie forgot something – better yet – SOMEONE. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. That’s what Christmas is all about!
In the movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Peppermint Patty wanted to put on the best Christmas pageant. She entrusted Charlie Brown with the Christmas tree. Well, we all know about that little tree! Ole “Blockhead” messed up again, and out of frustration, he yelled the words, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” That’s when Linus tells about the birth of Jesus. That’s what Christmas is all about: Jesus, the savior of the world.
More About Scenes of the Season
The Advent season is upon us, a time when we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas. This special season is full of familiar stories – from the family anecdotes that get told over and over again, to the holiday movie classics we watch year after year, to the well-known stories of scripture repeated each Advent. The four main characters in the Advent story, Mary, Joseph, Zechariah and Elizabeth, each had their own unique way of preparing for the first Christmas. This Advent, we will focus on the scenes in scripture that tell their story, revealing to us how we, too, are invited into the narrative and become a part of the Christmas scene. Invite a friend to join us for worship as we experience the joy and excitement that Christ brings to us through the Scenes of the Season.