NO SANTA CLAUS>?

NO SANTA? WHAT A THOUGHT! WE HAVE WRAPPED OUR CULTURE AROUND GIFTS BROUGHT BY THIS JOLLY OLD BEARDED MAN IN A RED VELVET SUIT. STORES HAVE OPENED FOR THE LAST 100 CONTINUOUS HOURS IN ORDER THAT WE CAN SPEND THE LAST OF OUR MONEY BUYING SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE THEY WILL OFTEN CAST ASIDE IN A SHORT TIME.

NO SANTA? WHAT ABOUT NO CHRIST? FIRST, THERE WOULD BE NO CHRISTMAS AT ALL. THE GIFT HE GAVE US WOULD NOT EXIST. GOD, THRU HIS SON, GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ETERNAL SALVATION…ETERNALLY, TO LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER IF WE CHOOSE TO TRUST AND BELIEVE IN THE SON HE SENT TO SAVE US FROM A LIFE OF ETERNITY IN HELL. IT CAN’T BE BOUGHT WITH ‘THE LAST OF OUR MONEY’ AND JESUS WILL NEVER ‘CAST US ASIDE IN A SHORT TIME’.

PROPHESIED FOR CENTURIES, IT ALL CAME TO BE REAL IN JESUS, THE SON OF GOD.

TODAY BEFORE YOU OPEN ALL THE GIFTS AND EAT TOO MUCH; REMEMBER THE REAL ‘REASON FOR THE SEASON’…..JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. TAKE THE TIME TO OPEN YOUR BIBLES TO LUKE, CHAPTER 2, VERSES 1-20 AND SHARE THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS WITH THOSE YOU HAVE GATHERED. THOSE WITH YOU NEED TO HEAR IT AS MUCH AS YOU DO!

“THE VIRGIN WILL CONCEIVE AND GIVE BIRTH TO A SON, AND THEY WILL CALL HIM IMMANUEL (WHICH MEANS “GOD WITH US”. MATTHEW 1:23 NIV