The Baby Jesus and Santa Claus: a Grandfather's Perspective

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My four kids were raised in a Christian home and they were dedicated to the Lord by their grandfather, a pastor, while they were still tiny infants.

But as they grew up they still wrote letters to Santa Claus, sat on his lap to have their pictures taken at the mall, and hung their stockings on the mantle Christmas Eve.

However, we never told them Santa really landed on the roof in a sleigh pulled by 8 reindeer, and brought presents down the chimney Christmas Eve. As their grandfather used to say, "Santa Claus is not going to get credit for what Mom and I do."

For them, Santa was always only make-believe, just like so many other things in a child's life.

But there is a supernatural story at Christmas time, far more astounding than a little man in a funny red suit landing on the roof with a bag of toys transported by a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

God says in the Holy Bible that an angel announced to a teenage virgin that she would be the mother of the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit would he His Daddy.

When this baby was born in a Bethlehem stable, shepherds heard about it from a choir of heavenly angels singing the universe's first Cantata while they were watching their sheep on that first Christmas Eve.

Later, wise men [Magi] traveled a long way to worship Him and take him expensive presents by following a miraculous star right up to His front door-- the world's first GPS [God's Pointing System].

You see, parents, if you wait till your kids get older to tell them Santa is only make believe --what are you going to say about the other astounding, supernatural parts of the Christmas story? The parts that are true because God said so!


Attention all those who are responsible for the care and training of children: Perhaps you have heard the true story of how Jesus was born, and maybe you have forgotten it.

So, for your convenience, here in a single blog post is the story of the birth of Jesus, from the angel first telling Mary He would be born, until the wise men traveled home by a "different route".

This is from the New International Version of the Holy Bible as recorded by Luke and Matthew.


The Story of the First Christmas

I printed this important story in large, easy type so young readers, and some of us who don't see as well as we did the first time we read this story, can read it more easily.

Luke 1:26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

Luke 1:34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

Luke 1:35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God."

Luke 1:38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.

Luke 2:1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.

Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Luke 2:13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Luke 2:15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

Luke 2:16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Matthew 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi [wise men] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

Matthew 2:3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

Matthew 2:6 "But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' "

Matthew 2:7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

Matthew 2:9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

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