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Monday; December 25

“Do you still believe in Santa Claus?”  Oh, the pain this question wrought for many of us in Elementary School.  We wanted to hang on to our youthful confidence while facing some ever-increasing realities.  We liked the idea of the Jolly Old Elf, but we feared being looked down upon by our peers or those older kids we idolized.  We did everything we could to hang in there, but eventually about the only thing we could rationalize was a belief in the “spirit” of Santa Claus. Do we still believe in Jesus?  I struggle with how the lines this time of year get blurred.  In all honesty, I really don’t care if you promote the idea of Santa Claus, but it is vital to me that we all believe in Jesus.  It’s kind of fun to think about the personification of Kris Kringle, but we must remember that even if there isn’t a real Santa there is very definitely a REAL Jesus.  He was a real person and He is the real Savior.  Yes, at one point Jesus was the Babe in a manger, but now He has been restored to H…