Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

It's become iconic; the scraggly tree with the lone red ornament, as we remember Christmases of our youth from when A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965.

Beyond the nostalgia though is the original meaning, that Christmas is more than commercialism and excess but that it is, as Linus quotes (click for clip) from Luke 2, all about the birth of Jesus.

It is the scrawny tree vs. the forest of colorful aluminum monstrosities and, it is also for us, the devotion to the Savior of a single heart - your heart - against the bedlam of Christmas obligations and expectations.

So when you're shopping this season and see this little tree (which, ironically, true to the season's materialism you can now buy everywhere), let it remind you that the most important thing is your heart seeking the babe in the manager, more than anything and everything else.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I don't want to lose sight of what's important. Maybe I will buy one of those trees as a reminder. :)