Why Jesus Is Better Than Santa Claus

"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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17).

With the busyness of the holiday rush and the constant bombardment of commercialism at this time of the year, it becomes easy to lose focus on what is truly important. Put things in proper perspective with this lighthearted look at the real reason for the season.

Why Jesus Is Better Than Santa Claus - Author Unknown

    • Santa lives at the North Pole, but Jesus is everywhere.
    • Santa rides in a sleigh, but Jesus rides on the wind and walks on the water.
    • Santa comes once a year, but Jesus is an ever present help.
    • Santa fills your stockings with goodies, but Jesus supplies all your needs.
    • Santa comes down your chimney uninvited, but Jesus stands at your door and knocks.
    • You have to wait in line to see Santa, but Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.
    • Santa lets you sit on his lap, but Jesus lets you rest in His arms.
    • Santa doesn't know your name, but Jesus knew our name before we did.
    • Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly, but Jesus has a heart full of love.
    • All Santa can offer is "HO HO HO," but Jesus offers health, help, and hope.
    • Santa says, "You better not cry," but Jesus says, "Cast all your cares on me."
    • Santa's little helpers make toys, but Jesus makes new life and mends wounded hearts.
    • 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.
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Comments(10 comments)

BETHANY L 12/02/2010 03:07:29

love it

CHRISTIE L 12/05/2010 11:22:58

This is really nice. Wonderful to share with the kids.

JENNIFER M 12/06/2012 05:40:23

First of all, why would any Christian homeschooling mother want to waste time comparing Santa to Jesus? What a waste of time to entertain such ridiculousness! Santa is completely irrelevant if you are raising your children up in The Lord... There is none like Jesus, and thus leaves no reason to compare him to ANY other entity, fictitious or real. Also, who would want to raise a question in their child\'s mind that there might actually be an argument regarding Jesus\' value & significance versus Santa\'s.. Additionally, the writing was terrible, and I\'m not the slightest bit impressed.

PAULA R 12/06/2012 06:29:44

I grew up with Santa and not God. But for my kids, they know only God and no Santa. CHRISTmas is a remembering of the best gift ever given: The gift of salvation through Jesus Chirst. The world may stop saying \"Merry Christmas\", but hidden in their choice word is still a HOLY-day.\"

GARNETT W 12/06/2012 06:49:39

When I read this the first thing that came to my mind is: \"Yes, that is exactly what satan does\". I am telling you that satan is real and he would love to destroy your child. You do need to teach your child that there is a real enemy that wants to destroy them. We need to guard our hearts and teach our children to guard theirs. All the above \"Santa\" is a characteristic of satan!!

What I am trying to say is your child does need the know the devices of satan, so they know to go in the opposite direction when it comes.

JACILYN W 12/06/2012 08:46:24

Wow some of you are really grumpy! Our children know without a doubt the reason for the season. However, there is no harm in letting them have a gift from Santa under the tree ... he is not Satan. This is a magical season of worship, giving, and hope. Teach them His ways and they will not stray ... but let them have their Santa while they still believe. This article is harmless, and presents a good way to show the sacrifice and love of our Savior to little ones.

NANCY P 12/06/2012 08:55:01

I agree with Jacilyn. She took the words right out of my mouth. As a matter of fact. These children are just that! Let them think like a child. I promise they will see and hear about Santa everywhere. So if that is so, let this article of comparing be yet just another gentle tool to teach them about the Lord.

TIGRIS G 12/06/2012 09:49:26

How about Santa Clause=satan lucas


Or faith in \"satan lucas\" or faith in Yehweh

which do you show is righteous to not only your children but society in America?

TERESA S 12/06/2012 11:12:48

No wonder some folks think of Christians as harsh religious kill joys. I agree with Nancy and Jacilyn. I did tell my kids how the legend of Saint Nicholous came about. The Bishop who cared for children who had no joy. Of course, the ultimate joy is to be found in Jesus Christ. But little things do help, in the case of children, a magical celebration with toys, and the delight received when they give to others. I never really pushed the Santa ides, but I saw no harm in their believing as young children. I intend to share this \"why Jesus is better...\" in class today.

ELIZABETH C 12/09/2012 19:30:13

How about we start with Truth?!? Santa isn\'t real. Come on AOP, this isn\'t a good reflection on your normal blog posts. I am disappointed.

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