Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

Santa’s Lap

My sister Donna once shared a humorous Christmas memory. She took her 4 children to see Santa Claus. Daniel, her youngest son, wanted no part of the bearded stranger. He took off running down the sidewalk of the West Texas town.

Donna followed in hot pursuit.

It’s a common scene…

Parents get their sons and daughters ready to meet Santa and dress them in bright red or green. Pictures will make great Christmas cards. Eagerly, moms and dads take advantage of Christmas photo ops.

‘Go ahead now; it’s your turn.’

‘Don’t be afraid. Just crawl up in Santa’s lap now and tell him what you want for Christmas!’

I wonder what parents said to their children before sending them to meet Jesus.

“Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them (Matthew 19:13 NASB).”

Jesus welcomed the children.

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ After laying His hands on them, He departed from there (Matthew 19:14-15 NASB).”


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