Is it me or is Santa getting too much attention this year? Now, I’m not terribly fanatical about the Christmas holiday- hey, I hang a tree, I buy gifts just like most folks.
But it seems to me that Jesus (the Original reason for the season) is getting a bit lost in “X-mas” this year, don’t you think?
This is an old argument, I know, but this is a conversation that should never die. We, as Christians, should keep squawking until some things change around this time of year.
This year, take advantage of traditions and other opportunities to remind your family of Christ and His magnificent sacrifice for man.
Here’s a few ideas:
1. When you trim the tree, sing a Christmas carol that focuses on Jesus. Playing a cd will do as well.
2. Before you open your gifts, have a prayer of thanks. Encourage each family member to participate.
3. Remind your children why we give gifts on Christmas (aka Christ’s gift to mankind). They may not “get” it.
Keep Him the focal point of the Christmas season and you may not kill Santa, but you’ll keep him in his place. Chump.