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By Guest Editorial Tim Gray
Pastor, Goldendale Seventh-day Adventist Church 

Believe in the One who came as Lord of Lords


December 20, 2017

The question tumbled from three children all at the same time: "Pastor, do you believe in Santa Claus?" Their eyes sparkled with excitement and even a touch of mischief. What would my answer be? I thought of the movie Miracle on 34th Street, where the real world and the imaginary world of Santa Claus played out in the life of a kind-hearted, elderly gentleman with a white beard, and ultimately the words, "I Believe" showed up all over New York city.

Do I believe in Santa Claus? Do I believe the imaginary is actually real? No. But there is, even in the imagination, the ability to teach and experience powerful values that can enrich our lives. There is a part of Christmas that brings into...

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