Santa is not God

Titus 2: 13

…while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us….

As a boy my young brother and I would try to stay awake all night on Christmas Eve. During the prior month we had made a short list of things we’d like for Christmas, then on Christmas Eve go on the back porch with our father and light the paper lists with a match, in eager hope that Santa would read our smokey list and bring those goodies early the next morning. After vowing to stay up all night, we would fall asleep in 30 minutes. Today I ask God to help me see the amazing gift he has already prepared for me and to eagerly await the gift of eternal life.

Dear God, help me to picture your Gift and to meditate on the glory you will reveal to me. Help me to think beyond my daily pressures and ponder the glory to be revealed to me. Come, oh God in your glory and touch my mind so that I think about your gift and not about my projects my money my desires, for these are shadows I grasp for. Amen

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