It’s Memory Verse Monday! My Charlie Brown Christmas Memory Verse did very well last week so I thought we should memorize the next two verses.
When my children had Christmas book exchanges in elementary school, I gave A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schultz until they were too old to give it. However, I don’t know if you ever outgrow Charlie Brown. Every year I gave these books, I had a specific child in mind who needed to receive it. Because the book exchanges were random, I would pray that the Lord would give the books to the child who needed it most.
One year, I prayed that my daughter’s Jewish friend would receive the book. I was able to attend the Christmas party and miraculously the Jewish girl got the book.
Another year my son’s elementary school had kids who were displaced after Hurricane Katrina. The morning of the “Holiday Gift Exchange”, I told my son I would pray that the little boy from New Orleans would receive the book. When my son came home from school, I asked him who got the book. He looked at me sheepishly and said, “Mom, did you pray?” I said, “Of course, I prayed. Did the little boy receive the book?” My son said, “Yes.”
Don’t ever say that prayer doesn’t work. You might ask why this classic children’s book is such an important gift? In A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Christmas story is quoted verbatim from the book of Luke in the King James Version of the Bible. You may not be able to pray in a public school, but you can give A Charlie Brown Christmas.
“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 2:13-14 (KJV).
Don’t forget to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas this holiday season. You are never too old!
Schultz, Charles. (1965) A Charlie Brown Christmas. World Publishing Co.