Fantasy vs Reality
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majes
Why does it seem that on the holidays we celebrate Jesus Christ, the accounts of his birth and resurrection has to compete with myths and fairy tales?
Christmas -- a time in which mankind honors the Birth of our Savior. However, this miraculous account has to compete with the Santa Claus myth. For some, it's inconceivable that the Immaculate Conception even occured, that for some it is hard to believe that God -- Creator of heaven and earth; for whom natural laws do not apply-- who is able to bring all things under subjection both in the spiritual and material worlds, could conceive a child without going through the natural course, and therefore Christ's birth is for some a cute holiday story with no basis in truth.
It would be acceptable to some to have their children believe in a fat, jolly old elf, with a toy factory in the North Pole, surrounded by his equally fat wife, legions of tiny worker elves, and flying reindeer, who on Christmas Eve, delivers toys to good girls and boys. This is a myth that has prevailed for far too long.
Easter -- another holiday in which we celebrate the incomparable contributions our Lord has given mankind -- in this case, willfully suffering the shame and brutality at the hands of ungodly men, being crucified, buried, and THANK GOD, risen from the dead -- that we who accept Him, may share in His Glory. Yet once again, He has to share his moment with the cutesy Easter Bunny story.
Satan is known for substituting myth for truth in his on-going attempt to undermine all things pertaining to God. Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are no exceptions. We should be teaching our children the truth of God's Son, instead of silly fables. The world revels in fantasy, not reality, for reality is in all things pertaining to Christ.
One day, we will all see Jesus Christ. I can't say the same for Santa and the Easter Bunny.
He's Coming Soon!