Why Drop the Blanket Matters…

wp-1481323094268.jpgThree years have passed since I wrote about the moment Linus drops his blanket, and since then we have all lived through moments of fear and insecurity. As we wrap up another year and prepare for a new one we have to ask whether we are still holding on to those false securities and fears, or have we learned to drop the blanket and trust in the angelic message to “Fear Not!”?

What is your story? What is your blanket? 

I am amazed and honored that Drop the Blanket is the most read Christmas blog on one of the most read Christian websites, that it has been used in Christmas Eve sermons across the globe, and it seems to be entering the realm of Christmas tradition for many people.  But my true desire is for it to become a daily reminder of how we can live and handle fear everyday, especially when it is hard to do so.

I  realize this story matters because we can all relate.

We all have a fear that needs dropped.

We all have anxiety and we all struggle to trust in God when we want to desperately fix things ourselves.

We need to hear the message of Christ every year (if not every day) to remind us that we are loved, and not alone.

As for my story, this year started off frighteningly difficult. Proverbial rugs have been pulled out from underneath me, and my family experienced unforeseen changes, fear and uncertainty about the future.  Yet we continued to trust in the God who can raise the dead, and came to earth to save us from our sins and our fears. The future is in his hands, and it always has been.

It was summer of 2018 when God moved us from scary uncertainty to normal uncertainty as our close knit Houston, TX family spread out across the country!  Some of us moved for work and school to Virginia, and the rest of us made a move to Colorado, where we are adjusting to mountain life, and enjoying regular hikes in the Rockies.

For many of us it has been a year of natural disaster, with many still far from recovered from damage wrought by storms larger than any we have seen before, and fires larger than we could imagine.

But nonetheless, letting go of that security blanket every day is important. Trusting that Christ is bigger than the things that we are afraid of is important. Releasing fear and grasping to faith is important. I need to do it. We all need to do it, and we will all be better for it.

My earnest prayer for you this Christmas and in the year to come is that no matter what you may face, you will be able to daily Drop the Blanket and Fear Not.

How you were able to Drop the Blanket in 2018? What fears tried to hold you down? 

Share in the comments or message me on facebook. I would LOVE to hear how you have dropped whatever blanket you have been carrying! God uses us to encourage one another.

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5 thoughts on “Why Drop the Blanket Matters…

  1. All the years I seen this show I never noticed him dropping his blankie and it just made me so cry and really understand my blankie and how many I dropped and how often I picked them back up to like he did so I need to work on leaving my dropped blankies at the cross. Thank you for this inspiration…. Deb

  2. I’ve never paid any attention to him dropping his blanket. The one thing that always struck me is that he wraps it around the base of the tree. It’s symbolic of his offering.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this. That is amazing!!! My family has been watching A Charlie Brown Christmas for a long time and I never noticed that. I love it! So encouraging and inspiring!! I went through depression last year and thought I would never get out of it. But that was not true. God Almighty delivered me from it! That was my security blanket that I dropped last year. Let me encourage all of you who have been through or are going through depression that it will not last! God is working for your good through it! It may be hard to see that in the middle of it but God is right there with you and He has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 I’m praying for you all that whatever struggles any of you may be facing both big and small that you will drop your security blankets and live in the everlasting joy that God has given us by sending His only Son for us. This year I have worried about the next stage of life and weather I can handle it! But I just need to trust in God and drop my security blanket! Thank you so much this post is a great reminder!!! “ “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5 -6 “ “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

  4. Grace, thanks for sharing! I have also learned the lesson of Ephesians 3:20 – that God is capable of doing more than we ask or imagine, and our hope, trust, and faith will not be shaken when placed in Him alone! May you have a wonderful 2019!

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