The following year, at just past three, he was much older and wiser. We told him Daddy was dressing up like Santa, we showed him the costume, and cautioned him that he must not tell the other boys and girls who Santa was, that it was a secret. He wasn't afraid, and he kept the secret, even when he sat on his Dad's lap. But as we walked out to the car he asked me, "Does Daddy really have reindeer?"
In the frantic days leading up to this wonderful celebration called Christmas, it is easy to get confused. Do we tell the children Santa is not real? When is the right age to tell them? Will our elf's naughty behavior cause our children to misbehave? How do I prepare my own heart to celebrate a Savior?
The shepherds were frightened and confused that first Christmas. But their response was immediate. "Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened."
In our hearts and homes this Christmas let's not get so confused that we fail to stop at the manger and worship the King who is our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen.