We may be followers of Jesus, but we are in the world and we need balance. We also want our children to be well-rounded.
People of faith often wonder what to do about Santa Claus. Some parents believe Santa is a necessary white lie if we want our children to enjoy Christmas. Others disagree.
When our own children were small we did not talk much about Santa in the home. When they’d ask we’d say, “Santa is for fun and for pretend.” This was repeated often and as they grew it was easy for them to accept.
The children still experienced the fun of Santa, even though “Santa was for fun and for pretend.” I think children WANT to believe in Santa because Santa is part of their exciting make-believe world.
Even though we emphasize certain truths to our kids, sometimes they still don’t get it. For example, when our daughter was 6-years-old she surprised me with a question. “I know Santa is for fun and for pretend, but the Easter Bunny IS real, isn’t he?”
- Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
- SONG: I LOVE THE LORD – by Kathleen
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