Friday, December 25, 2009

Where Santa goes when he needs to recharge...

I lifted these photos and story off CNN:

On the corner of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, a large Nativity Scene is placed for all to view and all to pray. I was struck by this image of Santa praying; alone, in silence, at the end of the day, as the cars rushed by, and the magical moments of dusk unfolded. Santa praying at sunset was indeed a powerful sight. Where does Santa go when he needs to find some peace? The wish lists of children and adults are extra long this year.There are so many heartbreaking stories, as I experienced first hand. Letters to Santa can make one feel incredibly helpless. It was difficult to hear only a few. I wondered what I could possible do to help.

The Santa's of the world listen daily to the wishes and dreams of the children. I waited, and then went to sit beside Santa on the haystack. My company welcomed, Santa began to tell me numerous stories; including the meaning behind the candy cane, the story of St Nicholas, and the heartbreaks of the children.He went on to tell me how the economy has effected him personally. Hit hard, he found that prayer helped. Has anyone stopped to ask,"where does Santa go with all that he hears?" What does Santa do with the packages he knows he will never deliver, the fathers he can not bring home, or the food he can not provide to the children who whisper in his ears their Christmas wish...

1 comment:

  1. That's fantastic! I love it! God bless you and your family and Merry Christmas!