Santa Claus and the Baby Jesus
by an unknown writer

My four kids were raised in a Christian home and dedicated to the Lord. And they wrote letters to Santa Claus, sat on his lap to have their pictures taken at the mall, and hung their stockings on the mantle.

However, we never told them Santa really landed on the roof in a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer, and brought presents down the chimney Christmas eve. For them, Santa was always make-believe, just like so many other things in a child's life.

But there is a supernatural story at Christmas time: when a baby was born in a Bethlehem stable, shepherds heard about it from a choir of angels, and wise men followed a miraculous star right up to His front door.

You see, parents, if you wait till your kids get older to tell them Santa is only make believe, what are you going to say about the other supernatural part of the Christmas story? They may be tempted to think that's only make-believe, too!

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