Dancer turns her head back toward Santa and politely asks, “Where are we going Santa? We thought we were done for the night.” In the background from Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, all you could hear was grumbling.
In an instant, Santa was barking out the new coordinates to the lead navigator, Rudolph. Then a new murmur could be heard from Santa’s reindeer. “Wow….that is Bethlehem way over in Israel.” Despite the chatter, Rudolph set the flight plan, and the reindeer and sleigh made haste to go to Bethlehem.
Among the reindeer there arose more chatter! “Look how bright it is over Bethlehem.” “I hear what sounds like angels singing.” “I see shepherds running.” “Santa, tell us what’s happening?”
Finally, Santa broke his silence and told all the reindeer. “Tonight, in the city of Bethlehem, the Savior is born. We are going to the manger to give Him our best.”
Then Cupid said with the others, “Give Him our best? The sleigh is empty, and we have no more presents. What can we give to the new-born King?”
Before Santa had even turned the empty sleigh around, he knew the answer. “He doesn’t want our presents or sacrifices. He wants us to love Him, and to know Him. So, we are all going to give this Baby Prince of Peace the only present we have left to give….our hearts.
From my family to yours….Merry Christmas!!
Love in Christ, the new-born King!
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.