Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Monday, October 09, 2006

Fluff my shield of faith, would you, Ma?

For some kids (or some parents), the old "now I lay me down to sleep" prayer just doesn't go far enough in protecting them from that thing under the bed.

For those people, a company has created "Armor of God PJ's," based on Ephesians 6:10-18.

The creators thought it would be wonderful if the PJs would give kids some peace of mind " ... that with their belief in Jesus and His protection they will feel safe and secure during the night as they sleep."

The pajamas come with their own soft breastplate of righteousness, cushy helmet of salvation (the girls' version looks a little more like a veil, though) and a shield of faith pillow. Each outfit costs about $40. Sorry, no adult sizes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the Armour of God pyjamas may be a novel idea, I feel that it could well encourage our kids to rely on the pyjamas to protect them, rather than God (unless they are extremely well taught). I would not want my child to become paranoid about not wearing those pyjamas for fear he would be vulnerable to Satan while the pj's are in the wash. We need to be very careful about teaching our children to rely on God and not on things, in this case, pyjamas. They must know that it is God who gives peace of mind, not pyjamas with writing on. I am sure that you agree with me. It's just that the way the pj's are marketed makes it sound like the kids are being encouraged to feel at peace just because they are wearing the pyjamas.

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