St. Nicolas is the patron saint of children. He sits in heaven and prays to God for all children. It is his special desire from God to get to know all children so he can pray extra special for each and every one. He works with Mommy & Daddy to make sure you get gifts to remind you of the ultimate gift: God becoming human in Jesus to save us all from death and the Devil. It’s fun to pretend and imagine magical things. The universe is a very big place and we serve a very big God. There’s more magic and amazing things than we can even know or understand. So, there’s a lot we don’t know about saints, angels, and the Kingdom of Heaven.
Over time, people have added some extra stories about St. Nicolas and started to shorten his name to Santa Claus. People who aren’t Christians, especially, like to imagine things about Santa Claus and make big stories about him. They do this because their soul knows they are missing something big in the universe; God. We don’t make fun of these people or tell them the stories they tell about St. Nicolas aren’t true. It’s fun to pretend. We pray for them and point them to the biggest story; Jesus. We ask St. Nicolas to pray for these people, too, especially children. We pray that God would send his Holy Spirit to all people in a special way that they would come to know the God who is with us, Immanuel, Jesus the Christ.