Christmas gone; Jesus isn't

Christmas is over. The presents have all been opened; some have been returned. The decorations are coming down, and Santa is nowhere to be found.


It was great while it lasted. The families got together; wonderful meals were served. But now the music has stopped, and we must return to reality and the responsibilities of life.

Yes, Christmas is over and the Santa to which millions paid homage is gone – but the person whose birth we celebrated is still here, and He is alive! In fact, as we just celebrated His birth, on April 8 we will celebrate His resurrection.

The efforts of the skeptic to delete His name from public view have failed because His name is embedded in human hearts all over the world. Yes, the basic truth is that God sent His Son and we call His name Jesus. Try as they may, His name is in stone throughout our nation:

“Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life.”

Where are these words found? These words are in the founding Rules and Precepts of Harvard University.

Yes, Santa is gone, but Jesus is still here.

Gil Ward




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