Looking at it now, it is pretty clear what Charles Schultz was saying, and it’s so simple it’s brilliant.
The birth of Jesus separates us from our fears.
The birth of Jesus frees us from the habits we are unable (or unwilling) to break ourselves.
The birth of Jesus allows us to simply drop the false security we have been grasping so tightly, and learn to trust and cling to Him instead.
The world of now can be a scary place, and most of us find ourselves grasping something temporal for security, whatever that thing may be. Essentially, 2020 is a world in which it is very difficult for us to “fear not.”
But in the midst of fear and insecurity, this simple cartoon image from 1965 continues to live on as an inspiration for us to seek true peace and true security in the one place it has always been and can always still be found.
By Jason Soroski
About the Author: As a writer and musician, Jason Soroski taps into his experiences as a worship pastor, classroom teacher, husband, and homeschooling father of five to relate stories from real-life experiences. Jason holds an M.Ed. from Missouri Baptist University, is a regular writer for crosswalk.com, and currently resides in Houston, TX. Connect on Twitter @Soroski or at jasonsoroski.net.
**This article was originally published at The Way I See It.