[God ain’t no Santa]
I was in my thought-place (aka the shower) when I thought… Thank God He isn’t Santa!
Many people (believers and non-believers alike) think of God as a Santa Claus or as we call him here “Grandpa Frost.” He usually is associated with happy feelings, presents, etc. This might not be a fresh thought perhaps, but I came up with at least four reasons why it is splendid that God isn’t Santa, however.
1. He is ALWAYS with us, not just on CHRISTmas or New Year. He promised that He will be with us until the end (Matthew 28:20)
2. He isn’t some random dressed-up guy who is of no relation to us. He adopted us, we are His children. (Romans 8:15, 23; 9:4)
3. His presents last forever… And that is longer than lifetime guarantee. Also His gifts aren’t made in China (nothing personal against Chinese) but in Heaven, using the very best materials one could think of.
4. He loves not only good kids, but naughty too. He died for us when we were still “very naughty” (Romans 5:10)
Did you believe in Santa growing up?