The Honest Truth

I love to watch Christmas movies.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas is among my family’s favorites! Down to earth humor alongside honest truth. Linus, though portrayed as the younger, more insecure character holding his blanket, often comes through with the honest truth.

Linus quotes from Isaiah 9:6 (KJV),

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” 

This is how Linus explains the honest truth about Christmas to the ever depressed and clue-less Charlie Brown.

“For unto us”…

It always starts at the beginning.

Us.  Who are we anyway?

Quoting from Genesis 1:27 (NIV),

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

We are God’s creation.  Formed in the womb by Him.  Logically, honestly and truthfully we are God’s children; a people belonging to Him, because we are made by Him.

I am going to take the liberty to make a broad summation – and it may sound a little strange…but I am going to say:

“For unto us”…Christmas exists.

It was for us that the Child was born.

It was for us that a Son was given.


It’s kind of humbling to think of Christmas like that; and that is the honest truth.


Join me over the next few days as I attempt to make sense of the passage that Linus so aptly quoted!

2 thoughts on “The Honest Truth

  1. I love that he quotes that passage, for that is what Christmas truly means! I have to confess, every year I’m afraid the Charlie Brown Christmas Special will get yanked because of that part. I enjoyed this post and the reminder to focus my thoughts on Christ as I begin my Advent meditations!

    • Thanks Deb – we all need reminders. Just blogging keeps my mind focused where it ought to be – on Christ, this Christmas season. Thanks for the kind & encouraging words! More to come tomorrow…

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