Jesus is Better than Santa Claus

I'm sure most of you agree that commercialism and Christmas really don't mix. We've lost the real meaning of Christmas long ago. But let me remind you that Jesus is still better than Santa Claus. Consider the following:

1. Santa lives at the North Pole. Jesus is everywhere (Ephesians 4:6).

2. Santa rides a sleigh. Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14:25).

3. Santa comes once a year. Jesus is accessible any time (Hebrews 4:16)

4. Santa fills your stocking with goodies. Jesus supplies all your needs (Philippians 4:19).

5. You have to wait in line to see Santa. Jesus is as close as the mention of His Name.

6. Santa lets you sit on his lap. Jesus lets you rest in His everlasting arms (Deuteronomy
    33:27).

7. Santa doesn't know your name. Jesus knows the number of the hairs on your head
    Matthew 10:30).

8. Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly. Jesus has a heart of love (John 11:35).

9. Santa says, "You better not cry". Jesus says cast all y our cares on Him (I Peter 5:7).

10. Santa's helpers make toys. Jesus makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken
      homes, and builds mansions (John 14:1-3, 6).

11. Santa may give you a chuckle. Jesus gives you a joy that is your strenth (Nehemiah 8:10).

12. Please don't miss one--Santa puts gifts gifts under the tree. Jesus became the gift on
      the tree (I Peter 2:24).

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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA

What a great hub, brother lifegate! Hits some subjective thought I'd like to share ~

I realize this may not be a 'popular' comment, but I was thinking about many of the 'holidays' (i.e. 'holy days') America celebrates throughout the year and how many of them revolve around 'saints': 'Saint Nicholas', 'Saint Valentine', 'Saint Patrick', 'All Saints Day', etc. Sounds like a Catholic origin to me. None of these 'saints' are even mentioned in the Bible.

I also thought about the pagan significance of December 25th and why that day was chosen to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, when by Biblical anaylisis, He would have been born, perhaps, in September. Not to mention the fact that the tradition of the Christmas tree appears to be 'the way of the heathen', if we read Jeremiah 10:2-4 (KJV): "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."

These days, I am more inclined to skip the 'world's' celebration of 'saints' and their designation of 'Christmas' and continue to hope for the spiritual awakening of the living saints of God.

I praise God He was born; that He came to die for our sins to save us. I praise Him for the gift of His Spirit within us and the new life we have in Christ Jesus that will never end. I will celebrate this every day of my life and beyond. Blessings ~


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Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

I really like this. and so true.


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Specialk3749 5 years ago from Michigan

This was very good! I am sharing it with my facebook friends for Christmas!


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

I refer to him as Satan Claws, because it seems he is glorified by the masses to get our attention off of Jesus. This was a good read, thanks Lifegate! :-)


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

excellent, so true, what Christ gives is beyond comprehension, and I love the last line, Jesus became the gift on the tree, AMEN GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thanks all,

Hopefully this will pave the way for my next hub, "The Antichrist of Christmas". Anyone want to guess who that may be?


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Faithful Daughter 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Lifegate this so true. Thank you for posting this.

I don't participate in Christmas anymore or any of the other holidays. Once I came to Christ and found these holidays have roots in paganism, I abandoned these practices. If you read where this all started and what the Christmas tree signifies, you will find that it has nothing at all to do with Jesus.

This reminds me of God's warning in II Cor. 15-18,

15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

voted up and beautiful! Very good read - well written and informative. Here's wishing you a most joyous and glorious Christmas season.

blessings...


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

FD,

Thanks for sharing the Scripture. It's right on.

Samsons,

Thanks for the vote. Good to hear from you.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I really liked this lifegate!! number 12 is my personal favorite.

I loathe the commercialism of the holidays. It makes me think of Jesus in the temple overturning the money changers tables for turning everything sacred into a marketing scheme.

I am along the same line as Judah's daughter and creating some new traditions in our family that are more reflective of scriptural truth.

This is definitely a book marker.

Jesus is so much more worthy of glory and attention than Santa.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

TJ,

Jesus is so much more worthy---period. Thanks for stopping by.


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Cedar Cove Farm 5 years ago from Southern Missouri

Excellent read, my friend. I, too struggled with the pagan roots of the holiday, but opted to usurp something from the heathens (as you know they do to us) and spend some great quality time focusing on Christ. We do this all year, but like to chose this time of year to show the world around us that this life "aint all there is". As to the tree verses in Jeremiah, keep it in context, they were worshipping trees. THe chapters before hand explain this. I find that those who "don't celebrate Christmas tend to worship the doctrine more than the creator. Great hub! Keep 'em coming!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

CCF,

Thanks for stopping by. The "trees" comment wasn't mine. I get the context and how many take it out of context. Thanks for pointing this out.


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A M Werner 5 years ago from West Allis

Both thumbs way up! Love it! Peace


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

Lifegate, absolutely great hub, I am glad I once again stopped by. Very well written.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

A M and TM,

Thank you both for your visit.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Lifegate! WONDERFUL HUB! YES HE IS! No comparison! Peace & Blessings!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Amen, DeBorrah!


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

Thank you, for this awesome hub! Jesus gave us his very best! Lets worship our king!!! Celebrate every day with a song of worship and prayer and reading His word and a doer of the word! God bless and Jesus, lives big in my heart! I heard in my sleep last night to put on the mind of Christ!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Sherrylou,

Amen! Jesus needs to live big in all of our hearts. Thanks for sharing.


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Sky321 5 years ago from Canada

Great hub! A Merry Christmas to you and your family. God Bless you.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Sky,

Thanks for your visit. And a very merry Christmas to you as well!

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