Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Santa is coming

Santa Jesus is coming!

Wouldn't it be cool if we could get our kids as excited about Jesus coming (or just Jesus in general) as they are about Santa?!  Elf on a Shelf would be unnecessary if they knew Jesus always cares about their actions. :) :) 

Don't get me wrong...I love seeing kids excited about the Christmas season...and I am happily amused by the cute Elf on a Shelf idea.  Furthermore, this is obviously coming from someone who isn't parenting a child on earth (I admit don't hate!), but I do wish they were more excited about the meaning behind it all, and not all the presents they will soon put aside.

I know the pressures of parenting are extremely tough - to say the least - even without walking in those shoes yet.  So this blog is not to judge anyone.  Rather it is my own thoughts typed out for the day, and something I hope that Chet and I will personally be able to emphasize in our home with our children.  Hopefully starting next year.   

 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.  Matthew 16:27

1 comment:

  1. I completely understand where you are coming's hard as a parent to little ones, not to get wrapped up in the thrill and excitement of Christmas, which to most is Santa and gifts galore. But you are correct...JESUS is coming, and if only we would go and look for him every morning with the same excitement as the Elf. Thanks for pointing that out and giving us a reminder.