Matt and Mandy

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Dec. 2007, 37

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt and Mandy

    Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    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.