In”A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Linus tells the story of why we celebrate Christmas. A survey just completed suggests almost half of the people who celebrate Christmas do not believe it has anything to do with the birth of Jesus.

I thought we should be reminded of Linus’ words.

“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 Savior, 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)

Jesus Christ is the true reason for celebrating Christmas. If it weren’t for him, it’d be just another day in the year.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Kathryn J. Bain

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