Looking at it now, it’s pretty clear what Charles Schulz was saying through this, 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 today can be a scary place, and most of us find ourselves grasping to something temporal for security, whatever that thing may be. Essentially, we live in 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.

Originally published on the author’s blog

 

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P.S. You may also love this book entitled I Have (Had) Enough: Memoirs of Abundance in Fatherhood, Friendship, and Faith.

From Amazon: ““Jeff Jacobson is the greatest contemporary American author you’ve never heard of, but it’s time that changed.”

In this profoundly insightful collection, Jeff Jacobson presents a compelling portrait of marriage, parenthood, friendship, and faith. At turns hilarious and excruciating, Jacobson’s stories illustrate our shared human experiences of love and loss and offer fresh insights into the twin dance of pain and grace. The author writes from the heart, gut, and spirit as he mines the everyday to discover life’s essential truths.

“I Have (had) Enough” is better titled “I Have Enough” – enough love for everyone, enough courage to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fatherhood, and more blessings than a man deserves.Honest and filled with joy,

I Have (had) Enough is a master-class in love, devotion, and embracing grace wherever you find it.”

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Jason Soroski

Jason Soroski is a writer, worship pastor and homeschool dad. Connect onTwitter or at JasonSoroski.net.