05 December 2010

Where's the Line to See Jesus?

I posted this video last year, and was reminded of it again this week as it was played on the December 2 episode of Wretched Radio. Based on a true story, this song grew out of the innocent questioning of a child. Witnessing the frenzy surrounding Santa Claus and presents, the 4 year old asked his mother, "Where's the line to see Jesus?" Wow. Kind of convicting, isn't it? How have you been spending the Christmas season so far this year? Dashing around looking for the perfect gift? Or reflecting upon the birth of your Lord and Savior?

Parents, I pray you are teaching your children to truly know that Christmas is about Jesus Christ, not Santa Claus.

"Where's the Line to See Jesus?"
(An Original Song)
Performed by father and daughter, Steve Haupt and Becky Kelley
Inspired by grandson, Spencer Reijgers

Written by Steve Haupt and Chris Loesch

Recorded at Shock City Studios, Saint Louis, MO
Produced by Chris Loesch

Video by Robbie Haupt and Greg Haupt

The story behind the song, as told by Steve Haupt:
"While at the mall last year, my 4 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 can not 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.  Merry Christmas everyone."

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