Belief is Everything

My Personal Friend, Santa Claus

I do not know if I am on Santa’s naughty or nice list, but I have finally made it. I mean, I am personal friends with Santa Claus. I grew up singing about him with songs like, Here Comes Santa Claus and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. This music is fun, festive, and fantastic.

When I was younger, I remember looking forward to sitting on Santa’s knee, selling him on a good boy strategy, and telling him what I wanted for Christmas. When the big moment came for me to sit on his knee after waiting in a long line with my mom, I didn’t want any part of it. I was afraid of the big guy with a red suit, white beard and rosy cheeks. I made it through the humiliation of tears at the feet of Santa. I can remember believing in him but not wanting anything to do with him. I was afraid! I know I probably screamed.

I also remember attempting to be good enough to get on the “nice” list. After all, “He knows when you are sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good, for goodness sake.”  Or goes the lyrics to, Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

I had three older brothers and a classroom of friends at school. I still believed in Santa, but I had suspicions because of what those around me said about him. Things like, there are many Santas. One on every corner. Which one are you going to believe is the real Santa? Mom told me, “those are his helpers.”

To Believe was everything. Those who believed in my family were my baby sister Joan and me. We received abundantly more gifts from Santa on Christmas morning than the nonbelievers. We received fun stuff, toys, tom-toms, and terrific games. I noticed my brothers received things they needed, primarily clothes, cologne, and other uncool stuff.

I only said, “I believed,” the last couple of years, to those buying the gifts. I said, “I believe,” as long as I could. I was faking it, but I had trouble hiding my disbelief.

On a similar note, I choose to believe in Jesus. I do not fake it. Although there are many religious opinions, I believe in God the Father, have a relationship with Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit is my Comforter and Guide. I know God personally. He is my Lord! With a form of religion on every corner, it is a blessing to believe in the King of kings and Lord of lords. He provides all my needs according to His riches in Glory.

I have blown it with many sins. I do not deserve to get off the naughty list. However, I remain in the Lambs book of Life. Yes, belief is everything!

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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