Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spiritual Sundays~Santa Or Jesus?

Happy Sunday Morning to everyone. I'm joining Charlotte and Ginger for Spiritual Sundays...please join me by clicking on the blue sky to the right.

Yesterday, I posted a very moving video about Santa bringing the soldiers home...if you didn't get a chance to see it yet, I hope you will today. A sweet little girl's voice sings to us, as she asks Santa to bring her daddy home. It was her heart's cry to someone in whom she believed could bring anything she asked for. No doubt, every wish on her Christmas list had been filled by her parents, but she won't know that until she's older. I thought about it...we know who the true Giver of gifts is...do we have that kind of faith in Him? Do we trust Him enough to pray for our needs? Or do we receive gifts, and somehow think that they came from someone else...like "good luck", or "fate", or "our own hard work"?

Do we treat Him like a Santa Claus, and only talk to Him when we want something?

Why Jesus is Better Than Santa Claus

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.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.

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 our name before we were born. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...
JESUS has a heart full of love

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO...
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"...
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys...
JESUS makes 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 a tree...the cross.

We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas, Jesus is still the reason for the season.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

NOTE: I posted this morning while getting ready for church and failed to copy and paste the link from which I found this...it is from http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/christmas/jesus_better.htm. A few of the first commenters thought I wrote it, and while I greatly appreciate the wonderful words of praise, I am NOT that creative! When I found it, I just copied and pasted it to my post, and had to hurry off, then all during the service, I thought about it and hoped no one would think it was me...I'm so sorry...I did not intend to deceive you into thinking that I wrote it. Whoever did write it did a wonderful job.

May your Sunday be filled with love and wonder...God bless you all!



  1. You have a nice blog. Merry Christmas!

  2. Amen, Mary!

    I hope that I take the Lord with me each day.


    Sheila :-)

  3. Mary, What an Awesome Post!! I just loved reading the comparison of santa to Jesus. So True, just was so blessed, thank you for sharing.

  4. Oh Mary how good this was!! I am going to copy your comparison and send it to everyone in my address book and post it on another private family blog. I LOVED it. And every word soo true. How creative you are to write this. I am glad to hear the tea went well. I can't wait for the details. Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Love and hugs,


  5. Very nice post, Mary! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

    CHRISTmas blessings,

  6. Oh Mary what a wonderful gift you have given all your visitors. I also read the previous one. I have not been blogging much, trying to do all my projects. They are all hand made with so much love. I have thanked Jesus each day for the strength and ability to continue to create for my loved ones. Blessings

  7. Christmas Blessings to you. Thank you for reminding us about the special graces of our Lord.


  8. Hello my friend! Loved the post! Have a wonderous Sunday!~Hugs, Patti

  9. Dear Mary, thank you for your lovely post. You would probably be surprised at how many Christian parents put santa before the Lord Jesus at Christmas. How confusing it must be for those children. I'm so pleased that you've found this to share with us.
    Have a blessed Sunday :o)


  10. Mary this post is so perfect! Thank-you for taking the time to share this with all of us.
    God Bless,

  11. Dear Sweet Mary,
    I do love this post...and we do have so many things to be thankful for each moment of every day.
    A wonderful reminder that our Lord is always there waiting to help us, if we just trust and believe in Him.
    I posted today again and am a little behind on my posting and reading, but will catch up.
    Thanks so much sweet dear friend for checking up on my!


    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  12. What a lovely sentiment and message filled with truth. Thank you Mary!

  13. Thank you for sharing the comparison between Santa and Jesus...Jesus is our "All-in-All" indeed. Apart from Christ, we are nothing...

    CHRIST......ian [I Am Nothing]

    Have a blessed Christmas. And may many hearts in despair will cry out to Jesus instead. God bless you sister Mary.

  14. Santa is good but no doubt about it, Jesus is a million times better. No, a gazillion times better. Now I'm going to look at that video you posted yesterday.

  15. This was great, Mary!

    And anyone who knows you would know that you would NEVER try to deceive us!
    I do that very same thing so often! And then it's not until someone is telling my that my poem or my photography is wonderful that I realize it!

    You are so sweet, Mary, and I loved this very wise comparison.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    'Hope things are going well for you and that you are not too busy to enjoy the Blessings of the Season!
    Love to you,

  16. We taught our kids the importance of Christmas at an early age. My Parents never did that.


  17. Hi,
    I also received that email Santa vs. Jesus and I am so glad you posted it for S.S. Jesus is SOOOO much more than Santa could ever hope to be!

    Be Blessed,

  18. My darling Mary, what a lovely, sweet, precious post. I read it twice so that I can take it all in. I so needed this type of awakening today.

    My dearest, it has been a longtime since my last visit, darling I thank you for visiting me continuously and unconditionally, you are so kind to come over at the click of my post even when I am not able to return your visit, you are the biggest gem in my tiara.

    Darling, I hope that by now you have taken care of your Christmas preparation and that you are able to enjoy the holiday season without worry. You and I have so much on our plates and yet somehow we find the time to do it all. My cottage is ready for Christmas and I hope and pray that everything will go on smoothly !!

    Take care my friend; I will be back before Christmas to visit you again.

    Love & Hugs

  19. Thank-you for your sweet comments.
    I hope your having a wonderful day.

  20. Thanks for sharing such powerful truth!