Ohhh you better watch out,you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to Town,
He's making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty or nice.. Santa Claus is coming to Town,
He sees you when your sleeping, he knows when your awake, he knows if youv'e been bad or good so be good for goodness sake ...
In these lyrics from Santa Claus is Coming to Town I find a few amusing spiritual parallels. Santa knows who is good or bad, and will deliver presents accordingly. He also does these deliveries all in one night giving the appearance of being omnipresent. Of course Santa is just holiday fun while God alone is truly omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent.
There should be no confusion regarding Christmas. Santa is a wonderful fun tradition, but God's plan for man's salvation began that first Christmas day with the birth of Jesus.
I pray you all can embrace Santa (but not Frosty he's too cold), the presents, and the secular festivities as they fit around family, church, with the birth of Jesus as the center this Christmas season.
May God bless and use each of you this Christmas season in ways that are beyond your dreams.
Jeff ( Ho Ho Ho ) Larson
ps - Next week after a little egg nog (not spiked) I will share the parallels between Rudolph the Red Nosed Reign Deer guiding the delivery of Christmas gifts from Santa with The Holy Spirit guiding us to our Spiritual Gifts from God. <insert awkward pause here>.. kidding.. kidding.. kidding
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson