Since we’ve had kids, we’ve had to make a lot of decisions. Who should be their doctor, teacher, babysitter. What books they should read and movies they can see. What food to let them eat or make them eat. How and where to celebrate holidays.
One of those holidays is Halloween.
For the last few years we had decided to stay home and not participate. We are christians and Halloween celebrates things we as christians are told to avoid. We know that evil, witches, and the devil are real and though many people that celebrate this holiday don’t necessarily “celebrate” evil we decided not to participate. Who needs that much candy anyway.
This year we are changing things. Jonathan said we should do something this Halloween. This is one of the few holidays that all the neighbors are out seeing each other face to face. Rather than hide out, we are going to get out there with them.
At first I was a little skeptical. We had been hiding out these last few years, even avoiding the church harvest festivals. Now we are going in head first?
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Wasn’t it Jesus who went head first too? Eating with tax collecters and sinners, talking with an adulteress. He was the light in the darkness.
He defeated evil and now I am hiding in my house because of it? That doesn’t make sense. It makes sense for me to get out and be the light, because He defeated evil.
Our plan is to bring out the chiminea for people to warm up by and some hot drinks to share. We are going to give out a whole lot of candy. We are going to show love, smiles, and engage whoever God brings to us.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -I Corinthians 10:31
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