As we have taken off for the 2020 Holiday season, it is my pleasure to discuss a commonly questioned topic. This is involved in many different things about Christmas, and that is Santa Claus. We first compare the Santa Claus in fiction right now with Jesus Christ, and then we discuss who the real Santa Claus is supposed to be.
|Santa Claus||Jesus Christ|
|Lives at the north pole||He is found everywhere|
|Rides in a sleigh||Rides the wind and walks on water|
|Comes once a year||He is an ever-present help|
|Fills stockings with goodies||Supplies all our needs|
|Comes down the chimney uninvited||Stands at the door of your heart and knocks, and will come in if invited.|
|You wait in line to see him||He is as close as the mention of His Name|
|Lets you sit on his lap||Lets you rest in His Arms|
|He does not know your name||Jesus knew about us before the world was created|
|Has a belly full of jelly||Has a heart full of love|
|Says Ho Ho Ho||Jesus offers help, hope, and full health|
|Says you better not cry||He says, “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you!”|
|His elves make toys||Gives new life, mends broken hearts and homes|
|Might make you laugh||Gives us unspeakable joy|
|Puts gifts under your tree||Jesus became our gift and died on the tree.|
The real Saint Nicholas
Nicholas of Myra or Bari was a Christian bishop. He lived around 270-343 AD, which was during the time of the Roman Empire. He was especially known for his generosity and nice things he did for many people. He reigned as a Christian bishop during the time of the rule of Constantine the Great in the Roman Empire.
If we are going to celebrate Christmas, we celebrate Jesus Christ at all times. It is fine to acknowledge Santa Claus, but keep in mind that it should point to the Christian bishop of old, not the novelty one as illustrated in the chart above. It is hoped this is a help to guide you in the right direction, not to take away your fun, but to make your morals better!