If you're really Santa Claus, you can get it for me. And if you can't you're only a nice man with a white beard like Mother said.
As I'm about to head off to the mall to endure the beating that is Christmas shopping ...
I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and to remind us all that Jesus is the reason for the season. That's actually pretty easy to forget.
But as well I wanted to remind us that Christ is more than just a baby in a manger or a cosmic Santa Claus that give us what we want.
Our need is not for more stuff, but for salvation, which is only through Christ (John 14:6).
Our Greatest Need
If our greatest need had been information,
God would have sent us an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology,
God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money,
God would have sent us an economist.
If our greatest need had been pleasure,
God would have sent us an entertainer.
But our greatest need was forgiveness,
so God sent us a Savior.
He is our Savior, but He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords (glory, Hallelujah!).
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. -Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV)
Remember, He took on humanity that we might honor God through our redemption as we glorify His grace (Eph 1:11-12).
The Maker of man became man that He, Ruler of the stars, might be nourished at the breast; that He, the Bread, might be hungry; that He, the Fountain, might thirst; that He, the Light, might sleep; that He, the Way, might be wearied by the journey; that He, the Truth, might be accused by false witnesses; that He, the Judge of the living and the dead, might be brought to trial by a mortal judge; that He, Justice, might be condemned by the unjust; that He, Discipline, might be scourged with whips; that He, the Foundation, might be suspended upon a cross; that Courage might be weakened; that Security might be wounded; that Life might die. – Saint Augustine
With regard to Santa, I'm not a hater, but I never want him to be an eclipser either.
Subordinate your extracurricular slooge so that Jesus Christ is not eclipsed by a holiday commercialized to the point of potentially having little relationship with the Savior.
Hey, Santa Claus really is only a nice man with a white beard. But Jesus Christ is our Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Master, and Lord.