Despite his generosity, Santa’s gifts won’t satisfy completely.
Despite his glowing red nose, Rudolph won’t light the way adequately.
But there is a gift that offers contentment, and there is a light for sufficient guidance: Jesus Christ, God’s gift to mankind for peace and illumination.
Thanks be to God - for Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Nativity scene by Federico Brandani, The Oratory of San Giuseppe (early 16th century), Urbino, Italy; photo: Melissa Habel