Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fairy Tales

Is it any wonder how many people grow up as Christians and then "turn" from the faith a little later in life? We as parents tell our kids many fairy tales when they are young. For example, we tell them about Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and who knows what else. We adults can slice it up however we choose, but the bottom line is we are lying to our kids. Then as they get older and start to realize that those things from their childhood are not true, they begin to wonder about God. Some conclude that if their parents were "lying" about all the other things, then maybe Jesus is just a made-up story too. Can you see where someone may question that?

I told my daughter all the fairy tales too about Santa, the EasterBunny, and such, but there is a huge difference when it comes to Jesus. After she got old enough to see that those other things are just make-believe, she still saw me worshiping God and reading His Bible everyday. I could admit to her that all those other things are not real, but Jesus Christ most certainly is real. I don't really see a problem with all the fairy tale stuff when the kids are young. But if I want to see my child still belive in the One and Only true God when she gets older, I need to live like I preach. In my daughter's eyes, it is obvious that I don't believe in Santa or the other things from her childhood, but she also can see just how much I DO believe in God. I think that is very important. Telling our kids about Jesus is a good start. But we need to continue telling them about Christ by living the part. Are you living in such a way that your kids know you are a Christian? There are many eyes watching us.

Genesis 18:19 says, "I have chosen him so that he will direct his children and houshold after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just."

Father, help us to teach our kids about You Son Jesus. Give us strength to live what we preach. In Jesus name, Amen.


  1. How true the point ... you can say almost anything, but it is what you DO that is a true reflection of who you are and what you believe.

  2. Yes. I don't see a problem with telling kids about fairy tales either. I think the basis for all of it is for your kids to be able to trust you in the things that mean the most. Great post! Merry CHRISTmas!! God bless!

  3. I think fairy tales are all a part of developing imagination and creativity, and I think kids need that in certain phases of their lives. All we can do is tell them about Jesus and pray that We have done enough to instill the desire to believe and trust in him and Just love them through it all. What a good subject to bring up Allen.

  4. Well said ! I've missed being online and reading your blogs. You truly have a "gift".