The Blanket Drop

Merry Blogmas! I hope that you and your family had an amazing Christmas Day! I had such a good day !! Making memories and spending time with loved ones … and reminiscing about holidays past! We shed a few tears as we felt the void left by the death of my brother! I thank God for all the memories and traditions.

Welcome to my crazy lil RV-World so glad you stopped in!

As this beautiful night winds down and I’m sitting in my chair watching the lights dance on the tree and the soothing scent of lavender and wild orange are floating out of my new diffuser … I feel overwhelmed with the truth of how loved I am! God is so faithful to meet us right where we are … always loving us and never leaving us alone.

For a moment I stop typing because that familiar tune of Charlie Brown starts playing from our TV.

Because I am a fan of all things nostalgic and all things Christmas, I know that I must watch this timeless tale through to the end. Hubby looks over and smiles… I am hooked!

Charlie Brown is best known for his uniquely striped shirt, and Linus is most associated with his ever-present blue security blanket.

Throughout the story of the Peanuts, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and the others all work hard to separate Linus from his blanket. And even though his security blanket remains a source of ridicule for the otherwise mature and thoughtful Linus, he simply refuses to give it up…. he has no desire to be without it!

And then right now as I’m watching…. it happens… this very moment…when he simply drops his blue blanket.

In that climactic scene when Linus shares “what Christmas is all about,” the spot light is on him … and he drops his security blanket, and tonight on this peaceful Christmas night, I am truly convinced that it’s intentional.

Most telling is the specific moment he drops it: when he utters the words, “fear not”!

Looking at it now, (for the 2nd time tonight) it’s pretty clear what Mr. Schultz was saying, and it’s so simple and 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.

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…. In Jesus!

I challenge you to allow Jesus’ perfect peace to totally surround you this holiday season. Even in the toughest of situations never forget that you are not alone … and He will never leave you nor forsake you !

Merry Christmas Child of God!!!

Tomorrow will be my last, “Merry Blogmas” post …I have enjoyed spending these past 25 days with you !

Be blessed, be bold, and be you!

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