As Christmas approaches, news reports are filled with stories of trouble and woe. The fiscal cliff is fast approaching. Death is in the air. Yet no one is asking, ”Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” except Becky Kelley in her Christmas music video.
Desperation is in everyone’s eyes, but they’re all standing in line to see Santa. To them, he’s the Savior who will grant them their desires. What can Santa do? Heads buried in the sand foster the myth of a savior who wears red. Sadly he offers no real hope to the hurting masses, for this jolly old soul is merely a figment of someone’s imagination.
Hope is found in the Messiah, Jesus the Christ. His birth was foretold by the prophets of old. Then when it was time, He was born of a virgin just as Isaiah had prophesied. Shepherds learned of the good news of the Savior’s birth from a multitude of angels. Traveling to Bethlehem, they visited the baby and his mother and Joseph, worshiping and praising God. Hope was born. Hope was fulfilled when Jesus died on a cross and arose again three days later, redemption complete. After forty days, Jesus arose into the heavens.
Jesus is needed. Where’s the line to see Jesus? There is much to tell Him.
Only Jesus can provide the solution to mankind’s problem. What is it? Mankind is condemned to eternal separation from God. Jesus alone can meet the requirements God has established to redeem and reconcile mankind with God. God requires repentance; agreeing with God about one’s personal depravity and inability to redeem oneself. A humble heart of repentance leads to forgiveness and reconciliation with God.
Coming to Jesus requires humility. Admitting sin is difficult, for no one wants to be guilty. That’s why it’s easier to perpetrate the myth of Santa. Santa requires nothing, but Jesus requires an admission of guilt and a need for Jesus, to be eligible for His gift of salvation. People need real truth, not imaginary characters offering false hope.
Becky Kelley tells the truth beautifully in her music video, ”Where’s the Line to See Jesus?”. Becky’s song tells the story about a young woman who is reminded Christmas is about Jesus when a little boy approaches her in the mall with the question, “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” Thinking about his question, she turns to thank him, but finds he’s nowhere to be found. Maybe he’s an angel? The young woman ponders the boy’s question as she travels with her gifts homeward. Passing a group of men waiting for a meal at the local soup kitchen, she thinks she hears the boy sing the words, ”Where’s the Line to See Jesus?”. The little boy’s question stays in her mind and in her heart. After enjoying Becky’s music video, I’m sure it will stay in your heart as well.