I cannot take credit for most of the body of this post. Someone sent me the following piece of comparative writing about seven years ago. I saved it to my flash drive and each year at Christmastime, I read it. It helps put things in perspective for me. If I am caught up in the hustle and bustle of the world’s idea of Christmas, it reminds me that we’re supposed to be celebrating a birthday. I think the prose goes especially well with “Birthday of a King.”
Why JESUS is Better than Santa Claus
Santa lives at the North Pole. JESUS is every where.
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. JESUS stands at your door, knocks, and then enters your heart .
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 arms.
Santa doesn’t know your name. All he can say is “Hi 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 future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly. JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is “H0, Ho, Ho.” JESUS offers health, help, and hope.
Santa says, “You better not cry.” 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 gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree. JESUS became our Gift and died on a tree.
t’s obvious there is really no comparison . We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about .
We need to put Christ back in Christmas. Jesus is still the Reason for the season.
“Birthday of a King” (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir)