“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Dec. 2007, 37
Matt: Jason at school says he doesn’t believe in Jesus.
Mandy: That’s too bad.
Matt: But his family still has Christmas. They put up a tree and have decorations and gifts and even sing carols.
Mandy: Well, that’s good, I guess.
Matt: But he says it’s just a fun holiday. He says I’m silly to really believe.
Mandy: That’s not so good.
Matt: Mandy, Christmas is my very most favorite day of the year.
Mandy: Mine too.
Matt: But I’d rather have Jesus without Christmas than Christmas without Jesus.
Mandy: So would I.
Mandy: So cheer up! We get to have both!
Matt: That’s why Christmas is my favorite day.