Jesus Is Coming to Town

Theme: Jesus brings us the gift of love. The fourth Sunday of Advent, Yr. A
Object: A toy Santa or you might choose to wear a Santa hat.
Scripture: She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21

One morning last week a tune started going through my mind. As you might imagine, that is not unusual. I often wake up in the morning with a song on my mind and often go to bed at night with a song on my mind. But this particular morning was different. I woke up with the tune "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" running through my mind, but the words that came to my mind were not the usual words to the song. Here are the words that came to my mind.

Wipe away your tears, get rid of your fears;
Here's the best news you've heard in years!
Jesus Christ is coming to town.

He's makin' a list in the Book of Life,
That'll be the end of your trouble and strife!
Jesus Christ is comin' to town.

He loves you when you're sleepin',
He loves you when you're awake;
He loves you when you're bad or good,
But be good for Jesus' sake!

Now put on a smile, get rid of that frown,
Spread the "Good News" all around;
Jesus Christ is comin' to town.

At this time of year, many people are thinking about Santa Claus coming to town and thinking about all of the great gifts that Santa will bring them. But the real reason for this season is the celebration of Jesus Christ's coming--and he brings us the greatest gift of all. He brings the gift of God's love. The Bible says, "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy." Yes, he loves us when we're bad or good, what a great love that is!

Dear Lord, we thank you for your great love. We thank you that you showed us that love by sending your son, Jesus, to save us. In his name we pray, amen.

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