Santa Can’t Save You…But Jesus Can

I was at a Santa Clause Parade a few weeks ago and one of the floats was playing this Dolly Parton song “I Believe In Santa Clause”.  (I never did like country music) …but here are the lyrics which I thought were interesting.

(Dolly Parton)
I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus I believe there’s always hope when all seems lost And I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus, I’ll tell you why I do ‘Cause I believe that dreams and plans and wishes can come true I believe in miracles, I believe in magic too Oh I believe in Santa Claus and I believe in you
I believe in family, in country and in smiles I believe in turnin’ negatives to positives in life I believe in lookin’ farther up the farther down we get I believe when someone hurts us we should forgive and forget
And I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus I believe love should prevail at any cost And I believe in Santa Claus
I believe in saying what you mean and meaning what you say I believe a better attitude can make a better way And I believe in viewing life as a journey that we’re on And lookin’ at our troubles as another stepping stone
 And I believe that everything in life is what it’s meant to be I believe there is a God somewhere although he’s hard to see I believe I am so therefore I should do all that I can To be a better piece in the puzzle of God’s plan
And I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus I believe there’s always hope when all seems lost And I believe in Santa Claus
Let the little children sing it
I believe in Santa Claus, I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus, I believe in Santa Claus
Let the whole world sing it with us
I believe in Santa Claus, I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus, I believe in Santa Claus
Let the whole world sing it with us
I believe in Santa Claus I believe in Santa Claus I believe there’s always hope when all seems lost I believe in Santa Claus

I find it interesting that she chooses to look to Santa Clause to solve all her problems when hope is lost.   However, it is well documented that Santa eats way more than his fair share of sweets…which would eventually make it hard to run to anyone’s rescue…ever.  
However, Jesus conquered sin, death, AND Hell when he died on a cross for our sins so that we might come to know that we need him and have a relationship with him that will eventually lead to eternal life…endless partying and good times.   He is the answer when all of life’s problems hit us.  The constant friend in good times and bad.  We can always go talk to him wherever we are and he’ll listen.  Oh yeah and He’s the King.  How cool is that.  Jesus is the King of Kings and he wants to be friends with you.   Santa can’t do any of that!  Even Santa needs Jesus in his life.
Just a thought to ponder.

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