Have you got a Santa Run near you?
The thing where people dress up as Santa, and go for a run. (Typing it up, I cant help but wonder why people would do that but anyway…)
I mean why dress up as Santa on a Santa run when you could run as Jesus on a Cross…
Wouldn’t dressing up as an Angel, Shepherd, Mary, or a Baby in a Manger be a bit more Christmassy?
Welcome to Christmas! A Time of peace, harmony, and good will to all men.
This during a time where countries all around the world seem split more then normal. (eg. I personally think that Brexit is a silly word) Against the backdrop of national and international splits, there are the gatherings of family from all corners of the country, and political spectrums. These families are around a table, having an amazing meal. The problem with this picture is that there are times when you’re not eating, and you are generally meant to be talking… or something.
So what should we be talking about? In a year where it seems that many countries are divided about… something, what is safe to be talked about at Christmas time?
Its not like Christians can find enough to argue about anyway.
Here are our ideas for safe – family friendly – Christmas Dinner conversations.
Is there anything you would add to this list?
May I present, not one. But two comparisons between Jesus, and Santa Claus.
The first is this little video…
The second is this very serious Bible study*. Which looks at a number of comparisons… for example, I never knew that God said “…Ho, Ho…”
On that note, does anyone know the Bible Verse about Jesus wearing crimson red? I remember coming up with a biblically based reason why Santa was red**… but I kinda need that Bible verse to be able to talk about it…
*One or two verses may be a little out of context.
** Plot Twist. Its not very Biblical.
All parents have some parenting woes of some shape or form. For most it’s a case of NEVER SLEEPING, for Mary I guess it was a slightly different set of woes she had to put up with when Jesus was born.
- Many, many, unexpected guests.
- Joseph nipping out with the shepherds to wet the baby’s head.
- The place (presumingly) looking like a mess.
- Drafty barn type accommodation.
- Dealing with a Talking Donkey.
- Possibly still fielding questions about the timing of the birth / marriage.
- Just as she’s just getting used to parenting, a bunch of “wise men” appear.
- That kid still flipping drumming.
- Wanting nappies as a gift… and getting myrrh.
- Wondering if the smell was baby or animal.
I guess I’m thankful we didn’t have to put up with a little drummer boy when Little Sofa was born.