I know some of you are thinking because he is make believe right? No that’s not the direction I’m headed. Isn’t Christmas supposed to be about the birth of Jesus?
Let me ask you this “would you be willing to share your birthday with someone else? My wife’s birthday is coming up soon. I think I’ll bring along one of my
co-workers who has the same birthday and we can all celebrate together. I’ll surprise my wife; I’ll pick up Jim from work and surprise her. I am sure she will be so excited to share her special day with one of my co-workers. Some of
you women probably are ready to crown me. I don’t blame you. I would never do that to my wife. I treasure her. I honor her birthday. We are exclusive in our relationship. Her special day is for her only and not to be shared. I don’t
bring co-workers along to celebrate her birthday. Does God deserve any less?
My daughter-in-law’s father, who is a pastor in the cities, shared something one day that I had never thought about. Did you ever think about this? Santa can be everywhere in one night (omnipresent). He knows if you have been naughty or nice (omniscient). He had the power to bestow gifts worldwide (omnipotent). In case you didn’t get it, these are the basic qualities of God. Am I stretching the truth, I don’t think so. Satan often appears as an angel of
light. In this case he dresses up in red and white suit and appears grandfatherly. Satan is jealous of God, and wants to draw attention away from him. If he can’t do it outright, he will join in and corrupt the thing.
God is a jealous God. He wants to be worship exclusively! Isn’t it sad that we care more about what other people think and not about what God thinks? I know some of you are thinking this is really not that important. I know from experience that when I didn’t pay attention to the small things, I was unable to stand up for the big things.
Has he been successful? I personally hear more people say to kids “what did Santa get you for Christmas” than anything to do with the birth of Jesus. So there is my challenge to you: If you are going to worship the God’s one and only son, Jesus and celebrate his birthday, please do and be exclusive-be unwilling to share it with anyone else.
God will honor it.
"And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light." (II Corinthians 11:14)
"For I, the Lord your God, I am a jealous God" (Exodus 20: 5)