I personally believe that Santa Clause has become an idol to our children. He has been set up as an idol in our image ,something to take away from the birth of our Lord and Savior who gave us the ultimate gift, our SALVATION. I teach my children that santa clause is made up......... they still get presents in the spirit of giving, but they know that Christmas is about Christ. It is not about a magical man who flies around on reindeer and delivers his presents, because then they would be looking for the return of santa every year, not Jesus. I know many will disagree, but the way I see it, we cannot serve two masters and a lie is a lie even when you tell the lie to children! When my daughter came home from school the other day and said, "mommy santa can see every thing we do." I thought they are teaching my child blasphemy! Only God is omnipresent, knows all, sees all and is everywhere, but people are teaching our children that santa is like God....it makes me sick!
Some may think I am ridiculous for even putting this, but just chew on it for a momment. Take the name santa and unscramble the letters....who's name do you get?
Something else that bothers me what does a big old bunny delivering easter eggs have to do with the ressurection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I believe it is a tatic of the enemy to draw our attention away from Christ....all such stuff is.
All for Christ and all in love, Amber.