Will you and your child ask for this gift?
Many Christians have concerns that Santa Klaus has become an idol of worship at Christmas instead the traditional origination and meaning.
In a Citizen Tom post, Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Post Five, he associated Santa Klaus to be an idol. I do not disagree that is what Santa Klaus has become in the USA in the context of his post, which is a commercial idol and myth used to obtain profit by commercial enterprises.
While some gifts may be meaningful, useful, entertaining, practical, or well-intentioned, the season of Christmas has drifted away from the traditional reasons of gift giving.
Christmas Tradition of Gift Giving.
The Three Kings story is associated with the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated on December 25 Christian tradition originates from the ancient practice of gift giving to celebrate birth of a child.
I frankly believe Christians could profit spiritually by associating St. Nicholas, the 326 AD originator of gift giving during the Christmas Season instead of Santa Klaus.
If interested, read a brief explanation and a Wikipedia article of how the myth began in the Sources Below.
“Ask what I shall give you” (verse 5). In response, Solomon answered, “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” (verse 9).(Kings 3)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverb 22:6)
Long life is in her (Wisdom) right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.(Proverb 3:16)
What is My Point?
One thousand years before the birth of Jesus Christ, or St, Nicholas, King Solomon asked God for the gift of wisdom. If you consider, wisdom as being a gift given by God to anyone or any parent who chooses to seek it.
Most parents are aware any gift they put under a Christmas Tree in a box will be a short-lived treasure. In time, the child will tire of playing, wearing, or out growing the gift.
Perhaps a parent should relate to a much greater treasure, or better more lasting gift to give to benefit a child spiritually, a longer life, riches and honor, in their child’s lifetimes.
While the gift or wisdom does not directly relate to the Christmas season, perhaps we parents may need a reminder of their duty to train their child. Training him or her. to make them aware the gift of wisdom will be much more beneficial and longer lasting gift in their lifetimes, if only they too would ask for it from God as did King Solomon.
How will you as a parent, go about to gift your child with wisdom?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Citizen Tom HERE
Original post Dec 2017