From an early age, Americans are taught that there is a Santa who brings us presents for Christmas, an Easter Bunny who brings us candy, and even a Tooth Fairy to pay us when we lose our baby teeth. We believe we get gifts from these imaginary beings.
Christmas is all about Santa Claus and reindeer that fly, and Nativity scenes are not allowed in many public places.
Is it any wonder that when the average American grows up, it’s hard to believe in Jesus?
After finding out that the mythical characters don’t exist, Americans tend to focus on the presents instead. A new TV, a new iPod, a new phone, and more possessions will fill the void left inside.
Christmas has turned into a time to buy even more stuff. The Christmas season is kicked off by Black Friday, where people camp out days ahead of time so they can be the first ones through the doors of the store, and then fight another human being for a new phone.
If we as Americans really believed in Heaven and Hell, or churches would be packed with people lining up to see Jesus. But for many Americans, our “believers” were broken when we were children and found out that the mythical creatures don’t exist.
Where is the line to see Jesus?
The line starts with a Believer in Jesus sharing the true gospel of Jesus Christ with someone who hasn’t seen him yet.
“For God so loved the world that He sent forth His only Son, so that whoever believes on Him, should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him would have life.” – John 3:16-17
God became man in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He was crucified in payment for our sins. God raised Jesus up from the dead, and Jesus is seated at the right hand of Father God. Anyone who comes to Jesus will not be rejected by Him.