Who’s Makin’ a List, Checkin’ it Twice?

 

“Oh, he’s makin’ a list, checkin it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…”  Yup.  It’s time to take stock of who gets toys and who gets coal.  ‘Cuz Santa Clause is comin’ to town.

 

 There’s always a little tension at this time of year about who gets the most attention – Santa Clause or Jesus Christ.  Funny thing is, many of us subconsciously sing the same thing about Jesus that we do about Santa.  “…He’s makin’ a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…”  If our list of good deeds is longest, we get to go to Heaven.  If that’s not the case, however, and our bad deeds list is longer, we go to Hell.  Or so we think.

 

It’s easy to get caught up in living our lives doing good deeds to stay out of Hell.  Not to mention that being nice makes us feel good about ourselves.  There’s just one problem.  Our lists and God’s don’t agree.  According to Him, all of us are short in the good deeds department.  Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”  We’re doomed.

 

That’s what makes Christmas so fabulous!  Almighty God sent His Son to Earth specifically to live His life on our behalf.  Jesus Christ did everything right.  No mistakes.  No bad deeds.  Then God switched the lists!  He placed our bad deeds on Jesus’ list and Jesus paid our penalty on the cross.  We don’t have to worry about lists anymore.  That’s the whole reason we celebrate Christmas.  Christ the Savior is born!

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One Response

  1. Amen sista! No more list for me! 🙂

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