Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pieces of Christmas #4: Jesus and Santa

Towards the end of Macy's Christmas Parade the television announcer said that the most important person of the Christmas season was about to arrive....SANTA CLAUS!

Yeah, there is definitely a social controversy over who is the most important person of Christmas.

Even if your holiday is more about gifts (both giving and receiving), family traditions and the guy in the red suit, you need to know that there is a God that loves you and provided a way for you and me (the sinful and undeserving wretches that we are) to have eternal life in heaven.

It may shock my Christian brothers to hear me say that I'm okay with you using the more commercial holiday of christmas (lower case "c" intentional) to celebrate your traditions with family and friends.  I'm not absolutely convinced that it's necessary for us to have a day designated to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  It is necessary to tell the Christmas story:  that the prophecies of a Savior were (and are) fulfilled in the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. December 25th gives us an annual opportunity to do that.

So who is the most important person of your Christmas season?
Santa?
Or Jesus?



John

3 comments:

Bandit said...

I've never seen that video. It says it all in a nutshell.

By the way, the news just showed the plane landing at your airport with no landing gear. Pretty intense. Were you there?

John said...

Yeah, I worked him on radar for about 50 minutes while he burned off some fuel before shipping him to the tower.

Claudia said...

Aw, shucks, John...YOU DA HELPER OF DA MAN (Jesus, I mean)!!! We are so glad for that pilot that you haven't retired yet. The Lord works in mysterious ways...