Last night as I was painting my play niece’s bedroom pink, I happened to hear a sappy Christmas song that portrayed Snoopy as the hero of some story set during Christmas.
This got to me to thinking about all the sappy X-mas songs out there that champion peace on earth and good will toward people but leave Christ OUT of the picture.
We want peace without the One who died to provide the way of peace for us. We want warm and fuzzy “hot chocolate” moments that delude us into believing that peace without following Christ is possible.
True peace is receiving the gift of peace with God through Christ and living that out in the flesh, allowing the Risen One to live through you and touch others.
That’s the bottom line.