Who is Santa Claus and Jesus Christ?
According to Wikipedia:
Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. In continental Europe, he is usually portrayed as a bearded bishop in canonical robes.
Today children believe a man, Santa Claus, brings presents on Christmas Eve if they are good throughout the year. Some people believe Santa is a cult. I do not think this.
A parent can learn from the excitement their children have on Christmas. The character of Santa originated from a Christian man who did right for many people.
But as a Christian, I also believe in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th.
The word of God says;
Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord!
For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
With the scripture and Santa, we can teach our children of the Savior and the kindness of a man long ago. Children can learn the saving grace of a baby of the Lord born unto man and still have the excitement of Santa.
We as adults can learn from the excitement we see in our children. We can have that same anticipation for the savior our Lord Jesus Christ. We see the aww on the faces of our children with the coming of Santa. As adults, we too can have that awe and wonder with the second coming of The Lord Jesus Christ.
We can help our children to see that they too can have the same admiration when they choose the saving grace of Jesus through salvation.
I urge you not to squelch the excitement for Santa in your children but instead use this to show the love of Jesus Christ. And use it to help yourself feel how glorious it will be when Christ comes again. Because of the birth of a baby on December 25th.
Look into your children’s faces this Christmas and feel the emotion. That same passion you will feel when you get to heaven to see Jesus.