I had never really given much thought to the words of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", until I saw this excerpt from John Piper. When held up to the person of Christ (Isaiah 9:2-7; John 3:16), one can't help but notice a stark contrast between the two:
-Santa Claus is coming to judge me for what I've done and will reward me accordingly.
-Jesus came in order to save me from what I've done because he is full of grace and mercy, AND, he is in fact coming again to redeem the world from what I've done. And since he has already accomplished everything that is required of me in himself (Matthew 5:17-20; John 19:28-30), all I have to do is believe in him...
So, which one should we be singing about?!
Bad News: Santa Claus is Comin' To Town - John Piper