Yes, There Is a Santa Claus

Absolutely true. There is.

He was known as Nicholas of Myra. In some traditions, December 6 is St. Nicholas day.

Some question the certainty of what has been transmitted through tradition about the historic Nicholas, such as his anonomously leaving gifts for the poor. But I suspect at least some of the stories are true. He didn’t become famous in his generation by doing nothing.

Now I say he is, instead of he was because of something Jesus said to the Sadducees, a Jewish sect that did not believe in resurrection of the dead.

But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. [Mt 22:31-32 - KJV].

Those in Christ who physically die, do not take a “dirt nap” while awaiting the resurrection, but in spirit return to God. Nicholas, as a believer in and follower of Jesus, lives in heaven. And we who give gifts at Christmas, follow his legacy, if in fact we remember the poor on our gift list.

So should a child ask you if there really is a Santa Claus, you can truthfully reply that there is.

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2 Responses to “Yes, There Is a Santa Claus”

  1. admin says:

    Rest assured, Karen.

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