We begin Lent in the wilderness, because it is in our wilderness that Christ most closely declares, I walk with you … Christ too has wandered in the wilderness, and his victory is our victory, for neither death nor evil shall overcome.
It’s one thing to know the biblical text. It’s another to be willing to follow it without question. How often do we engage in theological debate simply to avoid share love with those we choose to hate?
In the flood, God intended to ‘fix’ humanity and creation. Instead, post-flood, we remain just as broken, but with God’s covenant promise to be our eternal hope and healing.
What makes Charlie Brown Christmas good enough that we would be willing to use it as the foundation for the message about the gift of Christ on Christmas Eve? It connects with our brokenness, our wandering, and our hope for the light of Christ.