“God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is ABOVE every name, that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth…”
The image of Santa praying sparked a bit of curiosity in three-year-old Ayla’s mind one night as Ashley read her the book. “Mommy, where’s Santa’s hat? Why did he take it off? I want him to put it back on!,” she said with her unmistakable little voice. “It’s because Santa has so much respect for God. It’s the same reason we bow our heads when we pray. It is because God is so MIGHTY. We bow down to Him out of love and respect for Him,” Ashley answered.
Lesson – Ask your child what they think the picture means, why do they think Santa took off his hat? This image of Santa’s famed hat lying in the snow shows Santa’s ultimate respect for God. Santa is acknowleding that God is above him; God is his “boss.” It’s the same reason we lower our heads when we pray. We bow our heads and take our hats off out of reverence and recognition that He is the One and Only!