Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it! (Jack Skellington, a fantasy character in the film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”)

It’s been said that many people spend more to celebrate Halloween than Christmas. All sorts of ghoulish characters and situations are created, and although it’s all fantasy, children may believe that such creatures are actually real. But there is a lesson here. The reference to Christmas reminds us of the reality of the miracle we cannot fully understand but we fully believe.

When the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman . . .. God sent him to buy freedom for us . . . so that he could adopt us as his very own children (Galatians 4:4-5).