Corey Anne (27
Hi - this is Corey Anne. It's been a long while since I
have posted, but I was just reading through some old posts as I
had some time to catch up. I read your post from December
14th, and I had to write.
Last year, for the first time, we celebrated Hanukkah in our
house instead of Christmas. I had to do it. The Lord
had revealed the same thing to me about Satan Clause and the
tree and the pagan traditions.
My husband was not as furious as your wife, but he kept away for
the most part in another room as we lit the candles and played
games and prayed each night. This year he actually sat
with us as we prayed and lit the candles and then left the
room. But he still made comments about Christmas and
Santa, and the kids looked at him with sadness. You are
doing the right thing. You are 100% accountable for
leading your son in the right direction. I am so impressed
with your courage. Perhaps you can have quiet
conversations with him as not to rattle your wife's cage.
But I don't know how you will deal with the tree in your
house. All I know to do is to pray for the Lord to
understand this is not your doing.
I have not shared my feelings with anyone else in my family, but
my husband decided to tell my mother-in-law over the phone
yesterday. I believe he did it just to be shocking.
This probably lit up the phone lines, because she thought it was
very strange. The problem was he didn't explain why.
I don't think he really understands enough to explain it to
anyone. Needless to say, she and the rest of his family
will be here next Saturday, so perhaps you can pray for me as
the battle will no doubt begin.
Just know you are not alone. We, I believe, are few and
far between. But one thing that the Lord keeps bringing to
mind is if Christmas (which is not celebrated in the Bible) were
such a holy-day, why do all the extremely pagan people I know
celebrate it so lavishly?
In His honor,