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REBLOGGED FROM Concordia and Koinonia By Rev. Schroeder

concordia and coinonia blog-chr. eve 2012






You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice

If you believe that secular mythology, then Christmas is for nice people, not even good and faithful people. Santa is one scary individual. He won’t even let you cry. He won’t listen to your heart’s joys and sorrows. You just better watch out. Naughty and nice…Nice…have a nice day? No thanks, I have better plans. The Lord has the better plan. The plan is simple: Christmas is for sinners. Christmas is for you. Nice is not the same as good.God is good. He is not nice. When Isaiah in the Temple saw the utterly good God, he cried out I’m a man of unclean lips living among a people of unclean lips. When Peter saw his boat sinking for the great catch of fish at Christ’s Word and command, Peter cried out, depart from me Lord for I am a sinful man. It is the utter goodness and holiness of the Lord, which go together as His love that overwhelms.