We have all heard the Christmas Song, “Santa Claus is coming to Town.” The song reminds us to get ready and that Santa is omnipresent and omniscient. It could quite possibly be due to this particular Christmas carol that young children get Santa and God confused.
All in all the songs message reminds us to be prepared because someone important is coming to your town.
The joy of Christmas is similar and shares an equal message. Not only is Santa coming to town but most importantly at Christmas we celebrate that God is coming to town. The God who made this whole place is coming to be where we are and live like we live. Athanasius, a saint and theologian from the 1st century said, “God became man so that man might become God.”
In Jesus God became one of us so that each of us might receive the grace of God, be reconciled to God and learn to live our lives in accordance to the life and teachings of Jesus.
God did not come to settle the score and give presents to some and not to others who had been naughty.
God came as a gift in himself to all humanity.
As we approach Christmas Eve service I pray that each of us might be grateful anew for the way in which God has loved us through Jesus Christ.
See you Sunday!