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A Weekly Devotional from the
South Green Street Church of Christ



Jesus Or Santa?
By Steve Higginbotham
November 28, 2005

Lest you think I am a holiday hum-bug, let me tell you I am not.  I love the holiday season!  In fact, just yesterday my wife and I and our four children went out and cut down a Christmas tree and spent the evening decorating it.  I love the time with family, friends, and the spirit of giving the surrounds the holiday season.

However, as I sit here, I am made to wonder about a few comments I frequently hear from folks.  I am told by some that "Jesus is the reason for the season."  Others say we need to put "Christ back in Christmas."  Yet, I'm forced to wonder just what will happen this year.  You see, December 25th falls on Sunday, the Lord's day.   I wonder how many will celebrate with Santa rather than worship our Savior?

I find it ironic to hear of churches that will close their doors Sunday night, and people who are already planning on staying home from worship while at the same time proclaiming that we need to put "Christ back in Christmas."  I'm just wondering who will win out when we are forced to make a choice between Jesus and Santa? 

Well, we have less than a month to wait and see.

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