Fear Not…Let Your Blanket Hit The Floor by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network
Our lives begin to change when we let our fear fall to the floor, just as Linus does when he speaks the words “Fear not”. In this exact moment we begin to see the Glory of God. We should all let our “security blanket” hit the floor, embrace God, through His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, Emmanuel. God is with us, as we are told in the sacred writings, the very Word of God. Once a person lets down their guard, opens their heart and speaks the singular truth that they need Jesus Christ… watch what happens.
Even Charlie Brown, after Linus is done explaining the meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown doesn’t say a word, doesn’t do anything, he simply picks up the Christmas tree that he had presented to the others, a tree that most would say is “less than”. Does he pick it up and go home to bathe in the glory of God that Linus has just explained to him? Is Charlie Brown walking with Jesus Christ, is Charlie Brown one of the shepherds gone to share the Good News or is he just another person who’s life has just been forever changed and is, in fact, that copy of the Gospel that people can see and hear?
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 Saviour, 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. ~ Luke 2:8-14 KJB
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My-oh-my, the lessons we can learn from a cartoon, a group of children and a security blanket hitting the floor. With eyes to see and ears to hear, we open our heart to the Lord of Host, the Lord of All who came to save a wretch like me. He who left the place of Perfect Peace to strike down the demons that surrounded me for so many years. He can do the same for you, if you let Him.
Comments from YouTube that inspired a lot of this…
To this day, I still believe the most powerful moment of Charlie Brown is after Linus’s quote from the Bible, where Charlie simply smiles, takes his tree, and leaves. After being brutally humiliated, more so than he was before or thereafter, he decided “enough is enough”. But not a single word of malice is spoken, not a scowl on his face to be seen. He simply decides he’s going to be happy, despite what others think of him. At this moment, Charlie Brown was at his strongest. – King Camelot
Anyone else catch the symbolism there, when Linus was reciting the Christmas Story? When he said “Fear not!” He drops his security blanket. I think that may be one of the few times he was ever without his blanket. – DanielJJ