Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Real Santa Clause
Santa - courtesy photobucket.com
Early on my mother told us three children that the stories
about Santa were like a game, and not real.She told us that the presents came from Mother and Daddy, not Santa.
Mother told us we could pretend and enjoy the fairy tale stories,
and so she took us to the store to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what we
wanted in exchange for a candy cane.
Being the oldest and wisest of the three of us, I told my
brother that the Santa at the store had on a fake beard, because I could see
the green string that held it together.
When it was five year old Allen’s turn to visit Santa, he
bent over and tried to look under Santa’s beard.Santa laughed, and asked him what he wanted
for Christmas, and although startled, Allen told him an electric train.
Santa laughed again, and said, I have been watching you, and
you have been a very good little boy, so I will do my best to see that your
wish is granted. Taking the candy cane that was offered to him, Allen wondered
if perhaps this was truly Santa after all.
He wondered some more when Christmas came, for he was not
disappointed when a smaller version of the electric train that he had dreamed
about was under the tree.
All three of us enjoyed playing with that train and later it
was set up in our basement so Allen could play with it anytime he wanted to.
When our own children came along, we told them that we would
play the Santa game of pretend, but we would not lie to them and tell them
Santa was real.They enjoyed visiting
Santa at the Mall and telling him of their desires - - and getting the offered candy
I have heard of some children once they discover that Santa
is a story and not true, are very disillusioned, upset and angry at their
They reason, if Santa is a Fairy tale, then they begin to
wonder if all the amazing Bible stories are true, and if Jesus is real.Some of the Bible stories of miracles and people
coming back from the dead are hard to believe, they think to themselves.
Planting faith in the heart of a young child and teaching
them to believe in Jesus is important!
Who sees us when we are sleeping, and knows when we are good
It is not Santa, but Jesus is the one, who knows every
detail of our life.
God does not reward us according to our behaviour, although
many times he expects better things from us.
When a person, big or little invites Jesus into their heart
and life, they will know that God is real and where truth is.
This post has been shared at “Tell Me a True Story”