Rumors have it Santa Claus isn’t real.
Neither is the tooth fairy.
Explain that to millions of children who wonder how Santa always knows where they are or what they want for Christmas?
How does the tooth fairy know when little Joey or Susie’s smile has an empty space in front?
1971 John Lennon wrote:
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
The song went viral producing a movement endorsing such imaginations.
Why is it so easy to believe in Santa?
Why do parents tell children the tooth fairy will be by after midnight? So they will get money or go to bed on time?
John Lennon said it is easy to believe there is no heaven, hell or religion. How is that easy?
I don’t want to believe there is no Heaven and I could care less about hell because I won’t be going there. That doesn’t mean I don’t believe hell exists.
Religion exists to contradict or delude the truth made up by man to push a cause, particular doctrine or personal belief system.
However, John Lennon and his many fans, supporters or groupies may have imagined “no religion” to actually mean no Christ or Christianity since it is often used in that context.
Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Let’s just imagine:
Jesus is about 10 years old. He and his siblings along with some neighborhood friends are outside on a sunny day in Nazareth where he grew up. Imagine them playing “David and Goliath.” One of his siblings decides Jesus should play the part of David since he was the King.
Sibling #1: “Why do you always want Jesus to play the King or the leader of an army?”
Sibling #3: “No he isn’t. He’s just like us. What makes him so special?”
Friend #1: “Aw, come on guys! Don’t start with this again! Let’s play!”
Sibling #2: “But you know what mom and dad told us. Remember that day they sat us all down and told us about him? He may be 10 now, but he was born the Savior of the World.”
Sibling #1:”And you believed them? You are dumb!”
The crowd jeers.
Jesus and the brother who stood up for him watch the rest of them run down the street to the local gym.
“Brother James, those closest don’t recognize me. Prophets are not honored in their own hometown.” (Mark 6:4)
Why is it easier to believe John Lennon’s words than to believe Jesus is the Savior of the World?
Wouldn’t the world really be peaceful if everyone accepted Jesus as the Messiah today?
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