Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Thursday, December 21, 2017


{I post this every year, and it seems a good way to end 2017, so I’m taking a Christmas break. See you back here next year, “the Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”}

As Christmas approached when our granddaughter was four, she said to her mother, “You know, Santa and Grandpa are a lot alike. Santa has a bald head, and Grandpa has a bald head. Santa has a white beard, and Grandpa has a white beard. Santa brings toys, and Grandpa brings toys. But Grandpa is better, because he stays and plays.”

That is the message of Christmas, I think, that God is not just some Santa, making a fleeting stop on the roof to throw a few goodies down the chimney. In Jesus, the Christ, God stays and plays.


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