Santa hats

Nobody wants to be left out of the Christmas celebrations – even the wall fish enjoy getting spruced up for the festive season.

These santa hats mysteriously appeared around the house a few years ago on December 1 – on various paintings, photos and fish.   The kids enjoyed running around the house spotting them all-  although nothing has yet beat the excitement of waking to find santa hats on their favourite stuffed toys (see previous post).

This inspired us to attempt a bit of sewing and glueing at “TimeOut” for playgroup mums this morning.  It is so much fun doing those little special things for your children – especially when they get so much pleasure out of it.

We thought this morning about the way were are similar to God in this respect.  He also loves to give good things to his children which we read in matthew 7:

“Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that God is a grumpy old guy who just wants to take the fun out of life.

But isn’t he really the type of loving, caring parent who would sneak into the room at night to surprise us with santa hats?

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One Response to Santa hats

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m sorry to have missed the time out day. I really like that concept though. How many times has God surprised me with (not here, obviously) snow that fell in the night? Or flowers that weren’t blooming the day before? How many times have I come to church not ‘feeling’ it, and the message is EXACTLY what I’m meant to hear? Well spotted, Jo!

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