My children are great pretenders. Here they are "making believe" that they are cooking a fabulous Christmas dinner. They know it's not real food...but they are "attempting to cause it to be so" in their imaginations. They "act out" tasting the food...but their bellies aren't actually filled.
I hope that I am equally prepared for just such a wonderful and openly honest discussion...I don't want to risk whether "they'll figure out what's real eventually"...I want to ALWAYS point to truth and where it comes from...GOD'S WORD.
And maybe even more important...every day life is about Him too! Day in and day out...every day of the year we are striving to teach them these truths.
As my children open gifts, at any time of the year, I want them to know about the ONE TRUE GIFT. The MOST IMPORTANT GIFT ... Jesus...who grew up...and died for the sins of the world. AND...
1 Cor. 15:3-4, "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures" Yes, at Easter Bunny time...we share that too...HE IS RISEN!!