Where Did Santa Come From…..

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S G The True story of Saint NicholasS G

 Saint Nicholas is the man from whom the story of Santa Claus derives and who is also referred to or called Saint Nicholas or Saint Nick,  From  the  poem  “The Night Before Christmas.” Santa is best  known today as a fat jolly man with  Reindeer’s and escapades down Chimneys, a  Fairy Story for Children. S GBut it all began  with  Saint Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young he then lived with his uncle. S GObeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Mara while still a young man. But Bishop Nicholas was never officially Canonised this legend simply evolved.

S GBishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his Love for Children, and his concern for Sailors and Merchants.S GMany Stories and Legends have grown up around Bishop Nicholas some True and some not True, for some they are used just for material gain, but for many others they are because people what to hold onto something or someone but they have to be bigger and greater then anything or anyone else so they make up stories which are not based on God’s Truth but are creating an Illusion and they do this because they are trying to meet needs that only the True God can satisfy. S GOver the years people come to believe these made up stories were true and sadly many start to worship these people that have been created in the imagination of others and give them the glory that belongs to our Heavenly Father alone and to those He apportions it to. S GGod’s Truth in His inspired written word, tells us we have one Mediator Jesus Christ and He is the one who intercedes for us not St Nicholas or anyone else no matter how devout that person was or is, when we pray, we always do so in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, no other persons name.  Although we do respect others for their faith and their Ordained position.  But if they are in error with what they promote, we pray for them and correct them in Love and for Love, we don’t show disrespect to them but we also don’t accept the wrong they do or say and if needed we warn others. S GBishop Nicholas was a humble man and sought to serve the Lord without fanfare or promoting himself and I’m sure if he was alive today he would be dismayed by the way some people overlook the real meaning of Christmas and make him (Santa Claus) their main focus. S GThey do this instead of giving the Glory and honour to God and thanking Him for His great Love for us expressed in His wonderful Gift… His son Jesus Christ. S GThey do not accept Jesus and deny His reality and so they miss out on a relationship with the Living God because they worship the created things instead of the Creator.S GSt Nicholas as He is commonly known lived his life with generosity and good will because of his thankfulness and Love for the Lord, but he did this not only during the month of December but all year because he believed in his heart… that it is in giving that we will receive and this does not have a time frame because it comes from Love.”S GSo if you choose to remember St Nicholas at Christmas then keep in mind he is not the reason for the Season Jesus Christ is and His Name is above every other name and it is He who is to receive our Glory, Honour and Praise. S G
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9 responses to “Where Did Santa Come From…..

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  4. Merry Christmas to you, Ron and Anne! 🙂
    God bless ~ Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
    http://uncletreeshouse.com/2010/12/11/the-vision-of-saint-nicholas/

  5. St Nick was a wonderful man who brought much joy to the hearts of many. Like in so many things people tend to worship the created instead of the Creator. let`s enjoy worshiping our great God this Christmas, and join with the angels who sang “Glory to God in the highest ” He`s worthy of all we can offer and more.

    Blessings
    Rom

  6. Hello my friend it is pouring here this morning. Now it is pouring Christmas, St. Nicholas and the most of all remembrance of the birth of our Christ. Beautifully worded. Now I must go appointment at 9.00am

    • Sorry friend if your getting wet, if so please dry off and take an umbrella with you to your appointment 🙄

      Thank you for your encouragement dear Barb, it’s appreciated and yes remembering the True reason for the Christmas season, is what it is all about.

      Christmas Love – Anne

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