“Where’s the Line to See Jesus?”

by Dr. Georgia Purdom on December 20, 2011

A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to a YouTube video of a Christmas song called, “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?” A man wrote the song after an experience with his grandson:

While at the mall last year, my four year-old grandson saw kids lined up excitedly to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of God's son; with the innocence of a child, he asked his mom, ‘Where's the line to see Jesus? If Christmas is Jesus' birthday, why don't we see Him more?’ As his grandpa, I was so happy that little Spencer understood the meaning of Christmas at such a tender age, and then the words for a song were jotted down in just a few minutes. The song was inspired by my grandson, and the message was inspired by my Savior. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults cannot understand. Hopefully Spencer's observation and our song will cause people to reflect on the love of Jesus, and the certainty that one day we will all stand in line to see Jesus.[1]
I encourage you to watch the video and really listen to the words. Are we more excited to see all the presents under the tree on Christmas Day or to see the small baby Jesus, the most special present of all, lying in the manger in the nativity?

[1] “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?,” http://sattlers.net/christian_stuff/Where's%20the%20line%20to%20see%20Jesus/Credits%20and%20Lyrics.pdf.


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