Friday, October 27, 2006

Jesus Vs Santa

The topic of Santa Claus has been on my heart the last few days, and I've asked a lot of 'my girls' about it - where Santa fits into their home and their Christmas. There are varying views, and well I'm still not sure where he fits into our house, but I know the main point is the MAIN REASON of Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus, the greatest gift EVER given - a saviour and king to this world by the ultimate Father.

So here's a little 'comparison' one of the girls posted on SOF, and I thought it was great!


Santa lives at the North Pole...JESUS lives everywhere!

Santa rides in a sleigh... JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water!

Santa comes but once a year...JESUS is an ever present help!

Santa fills your stockings with goodies...JESUS supplies all your needs!

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...JESUS stands at your door and knocks-and then enters your heart when invited!

You have to stand in line to see Santa...JESUS is as close as the mention of his name!

Santa lets you sit on his lap...JESUS lets you rest in his arm!

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "hello little boy or girl, what's your name?... JESUS knew our name before we did! not only does he know our name, He knows our address too, He knows our history and our future, and he even knows how many hairs are on our head!

Santa has a belly like a bowl of jelly...JESUS has a heart full of love!

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO... JESUS says, "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you!"

Santa's little helpers make toys...JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions!

Santa may make you chuckle but...JESUS became our gift, and died on a tree!

It's obvious that there's no comparison! We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about! We need to put CHRIST back into Christmas! Yes JESUS is better!!!! He is even better than Santa Claus.

5 Things I'm thankful for today:
1. An AWESOME day with MY GOD, who breaks all chain of bondage and draws me ever close to Him and who wants to just spend time with me!
2. My beautiful friends at SOF, you girls mean so much to me!
3. Worship Music
4. That I did not go on the internet until my class tonight! Praise God for loosening those chains!!
5. Chinese take-away - just coz its yummy and I don't have to cook.


Cheryl Wray said...

Great post girl!! Great comparison--but, of course, there's no real comparison!! We do the Santa thing, but we really try and focus on the true meaning here in our home. The best thing we've ever done as a family during Christmastime is to start celebrating a family Advent time together. It's really helped us focus on the spiritual side of the holiday!

lusi said...

Love this Nat! A great reminder- nothing substitues any day of the year for the awesome life saving power of Jesus hey!