We have an enemy who wants to tear us apart, but we have been fully equipped by God Himself to withstand the devil’s worst attacks. That’s what Ephesians 6 is all about. Lest we get altogether too serious (make no mistake, this is very serious stuff!), I would like to share with you (with permission) my son’s persuasive Christmas letter. A good sense of humor, even in challenging times, goes a long way. That being said, enjoy!
“December 16, 2011
Dear Mom and Dad,
Imagine me downstairs looking for a special gift. I am ripping open all the presents for a special gift I want. Here are three reasons why you should buy me the NERF VORTEX NITRON. One is that I can make more friends. Another is that I will be entertained more. Last is I will play with my brother more.
To begin with, I want a NERF Vortex Nitron because I will make more friends. I will play with friends more. I won’t ask to play on the computer anymore. Also I will get more exercise. A NERF Vortex Nitron would go good with my other nerf guns.
Next, I will be more entertained. I can use my imagination more. If I have it I won’t be bored. Also, I will be outside more. If I have it I can do something after chores.
Finally, I will play with Drew more. We can shoot things. We won’t bug you guys anymore. We will do it outside only. I won’t aim it at people or animals.
In conclusion, I hope to see that one special gift under the very decorated tree on Christmas. In case you forgot, I want a NERF Vortex Nitron. These are the reasons why you should go to Toys’R’Us. You can even get yourselves something. These are some of the many ways you should buy it for me. PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!”
The kid cracks me up! Thank you God for family . . . and for a sense of humor!