Sunday, December 23, 2012

Why Jesus Is Infinitely Better Than Santa Claus - Guest Post by Bob Kellemen

 

Santa lives at the North Pole … JESUS is 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 by the riches of His grace. 
 
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited … JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and enters your heart. 
 
You have to wait 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 your name before you did. Not only does He know your name, He knows your history and future, and He even knows your heart and how many hairs are on your head.
 
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly … JESUS has a heart full of love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
 
All Santa can offer is “HO HO HO” … JESUS says, “Cast your cares on me, for I care for you.”
 
Santa’s little helpers make toys … JESUS pays for and forgives sin, makes a 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 the tree, for you and for me.
 
It’s obvious there really is no comparison.
 
Yes, JESUS is better than Santa Claus—infinitely better!
 
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
 
Jesus is the reason for the season. 
 
Bob Kellemen is the founder and director of Resurrection Power Multipliers. He and his associates speak, write, and consult to empower the church and para-church to care like Christ. As a result, God’s people enter deeply into one another’s lives and make a significant difference in the lives of hurting and hardened people. This particular post was originally posted on Bob's blog at:  http://www.rpmministries.org/2012/12/why-jesus-is-infinitely-better-than-santa-claus-4/
 

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