WHERE'S THE LINE TO SEE JESUS?
Think about that question and ponder it. We are willing to drive long distances, stand in line waiting for hours and all for the fun of watching our children have the opportunity for a short, personal visit with Santa. But at the same time, we often have difficulty finding the time to visit with Our Lord and Savior, the one whose birth far exceeds the magic and mystery of Santa as a back-up prop. We can find millions of excuses to use for not spending time with Jesus, yet we will jump over any hurdle for that illustrious visit with Santa. It just doesn't seem right because, frankly, it's not. We should be ashamed of ourselves.
A few years ago, a pretty young woman who is a gifted singer, Becky Kelley of St. Louis, performed a new song about this very subject. The title is the same as the question just posed: Where's the Line to See Jesus? It's a beautiful song and she sings it accompanied by her father, Steve, in a rendition that was adapted to video presentation on U-Tube. It tells us in word and picture just what I wrote about, only in a much more convincing fashion. So, I hope readers will listen to it and take the words to heart, for they are all so very true. And it's okay to carry on that tradition of visiting Santa and awaiting his visit, but just remember that we need to put the "Reason for the Season" first and that reason is Jesus' birthday. That event is what made Him both Man and God on this earth, to preach, teach and ultimately die on Calvary's Cross for our sins. Without the forgiveness that event gave us, we would have no hope for something after mortal life. With it, when we accept it, we gain Everlasting Life, a gift far more valuable than anything Santa or anyone other than Jesus can provide us. It is the ultimate gift that never dies.
Here's the link to the music. Just cut and paste it into your browser. There is also a direct link at the introduction that came with this blog.
If this doesn't get us in the proper holiday Spirit, I don't know what will. Be blessed and enjoy this joyous time of the year and remember that without Jesus, the holiday would just be another nondescript day.