Redeeming Halloween

Halloween has been a tradition in my family since the day I was born, but I know many Christian families who have decided to not celebrate it. So what, as Christian’s wives and mothers, should we do? I found a great article that really gave some good insight into this Christian liberty. I’ll link to it here.

When I was younger I remember getting so excited for Halloween. I loved getting into costume and walking around the neighborhood with my mom. I remember feeling scared a lot of the time too; there were so many scary movies on TV that I would accidentally watch and they would scare me for weeks. This holiday was always fun at the time, but looking back on it I was exposed to a lot of immoral things.

So much of this season is characterized by death, immoral behavior, and demonic action so why would we take part in this? Now, I’m not saying we can’t celebrate at all. During this time there are great ways that we can share the gospel and minister to our neighbors. We simply must remember who we are in Christ. Ephesians 5: 8-9 says, “…for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth”  There are many practical ways we can do this. For example, when you give out candy to ‘trick or treaters’ give them a gospel track along with their candy.

This time is so characterized by darkness that, as Christians, we have such an amazing opportunity to shine God’s mercy and love! We must not expect the world to change it’s actions during this season. The world is blinded and in darkness, so we must come along side them and show God’s light through the gospel. We must do all of this in love.

Use this holiday to share God’s work in your life. Remember we must be “making the most of {our} time, because the days are evil.”

How you choose to celebrate Halloween is your choice, but remember you testimony as a child of God.

Thank you for reading

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photo cred: Petr Kratochvil

 

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