[God ain’t no Santa]

[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. AlsoΒ 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?

  • I did believe in Santa growing up! And even after i knew the truth, I would get some gifts designated as having come from Santa…

    God is not Santa. He is Loving Father… ABBA, The source of my hope and strength, my Lord Adonai, … There is none other like him.
    My recent post In the Word- Completing Joy

    • There is none like Him – completely agree!

  • I cannot tell a lie and I now must confess my heathenism: yes I believed in Santa! My parents carried on the ruse very well from not getting a tree until the day before X (is it ok to abbreviate?). but I think that was more economical than the ruse reason. We went to bed and nothing was out. When we woke up the next morning the tree was up, the trains were running, and the gifts were all there. And doggone it! I was not scarred for life either! (Sorry I got carried away) πŸ™‚ yes, I believe in SC. I must confess though that I did not carry on the ruse with my two. We never denied his existence. How could you? But we never moted it. We let Jo's mom do that.

    • tsk tsk tsk… and here I thought… πŸ˜€ Just teasin', bro.

      We let Jo's mom do that. – lol πŸ˜€

  • Sorry: promoted. The box encourages short answers and well…I am a preacher. πŸ™‚ Love and hugs to you Zee.

    • i don't mind long answers πŸ˜‰

      love and hugs to you and Jo, too πŸ™‚

  • Yes, I believed -but not for long, because I caught my parents putting the gifts under the tree. You are right – He is so much more than the jovial pot-bellied gift-bearer.

    My recent post rememberwhen

    • yeah, i guess that would kind of spoil the belief…

      hm, made me think of DC Talk's song "What If I Stumble" – how often people do something that was NOT necessary and "spoil" others' faith in God?

  • Debbie Gamache

    God is awesome and heals us and sets us free. He is all things and creates all things. He is amazing to have as my God and Savior. blessings to you Zena.
    We had Santa, but he was not amazing, only Jesus was. We put up a lot of Christian scenes. Easter was giving Christian things and promoting Christ.

    • thanks, Debbie πŸ™‚ He is truly awesome.

  • Scott

    5. Even if we don't believe in him, he believes in us enough to give his all for us in the person of his Son, Jesus.

  • God is better than Santa. But I still love to sit on His lap and tell him about what I want for the day. Nothing beats sitting on God's lap even though I don't get all my wants.
    My recent post The Power of a Word

    • hehe, yeah, the good thing is – we don't have to wait for a YEAR to get to sit with Him πŸ˜€

      and while we don't get all our wants with God, we get all our needs. with Santa, you sometimes don't get either (since he's just a dressed up guy and the decision whether we will get our required things depends only on our parents / guardians / whoever)…

  • I believed and remember being crushed when I found out the truth. As my Mom tells the story, I was still upset 3 years later. That being said, all of my kids know the truth and learn it when they're old enough to say 'Santa'. πŸ™‚
    My recent post Lives Depend On It–A Guest Post

    • mm hm… that's why i simply don't see the point in telling kids about Santa. why teach them to believe in something made up when you can spend that time teaching them to believe in Someone who made it all? *shrug* i am not a parent yet, so i guess i can't really say… but i grew up without believing in Santa ("Grandpa Frost"), knowing that it was my mom and grandma who gave the gifts to me, and i was happy because i knew that they loved me.

  • j4man

    Wait — Are you saying Santa is NOT REAL?!?

    I believed in Satan but I have an older brother so that ended quickly.

    Love your list of why God is not Santa – excellent post.

    • i still believe in Satan… he's quite real. i know what you meant, though – I had that typo happen a couple of times too – HMMM… that makes one think, eh?

  • I did believe in Santa while growing up. I can also remember the disappointment I felt when i found out he wasn't real. Thankfully, God is real! Loved your post!
    My recent post Wake Up Call

  • val

    Check this out by going to http://thegoodtale.blogspot.com to prove by the word of God what I now tell you is true. Satan truly has deceived the whole world. You are right Santa is not God.

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