Santa is alive and well

santa claus is alive and wellNicholas gave his money away to help people. The legend is that he anonymously helped young ladies pay their dowry by throwing the money in the window. It fell into socks hanging on the hearth. His good deeds became known, and he was named bishop of Myra in what is now Turkey.

Then he died and went to Heaven, where he is alive and well. Don’t look for him at the South Pole. You’ll only find penguins.

The real gift-giver is Jesus. He’s not bringing a sack of toys. He offers far greater presents: the unpayable ransom of your soul, forgiveness, restoration, blessing, acceptance. Sorry Toys-R-Us, Jesus gives priceless stuff.

The wise men came bringing gifts to Jesus, but Jesus IS the gift to humanity.

6 responses to “Santa is alive and well

  1. The real St. Nicholas is far more inspiring!

  2. Amen to that! Jesus is the true and only gift to humanity. Really like your posts; and thank you for following my blog.

  3. Love this! No one can out give our Jesus!

  4. I have been tempted to dump the whole “Christmas thing” because of all the distortions, but there are simply too many opportunities to celebrate and share God’s incredible gift to us, whatever time it occurred and however many cultural accretions there are.

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