Since we have God's Word, His Promise, and His Assurance, as Christians I cannot imagine what we would need with the "world view" on much of anything. We do need to live in the world, but God says we are set apart and we are not to be "of the world." Satan would like us to think they are one in the same. They are not!
"...Satan himself pretends to be an angel of light." 2Corinthians 11:14
Jesus is LORD! We should openly proclaim His Word and His victory over sin, death and the grave.This is where our need to "shine the Light," comes in. Halloween may just be our opportunity to "Shine!"
"Jesus spoke to the people again. He said, "I am the light of the world. Those who follow me will never walk in darkness. They will have the light that leads to life." John 8:12
Offering Halloween alternative programs where Christians can accomplish fun and safe activities for children could be the answer. God says where the Name of Jesus is lifted up, He will draw people unto Himself. Every evil Satan initiates, IN FAITH, HE... will turn to His glory!
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can't be hidden." Luke 8:16
Some churches I've attended have sponsored some great fall fun festivals, carnivals and game nights, inviting entire communities to attend. This provides fun for the children and a safe place to gather as well as a great opportunity to witness for Christ. I once attended a church where such a fun night was offered, while their own membership and children dressed as persons from the bible. That was impressive! Hay rack rides, great food, contests and even a carnival atmosphere, can be used by God to get His Word out to the world.
"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
On the flip side, many well meaning parents and even Christian parents have put little thought into what Halloween can be and is for some! There are many Satan worshiping events celebrating Halloween by those who follow him and live in his "darkness". Advocating Christians to join in Satan's folly would be a mistake. However, it might be good for those who follow Christ to shine a really BIG victory lamp to the world during the Halloween season. Showing the victory we have in Jesus and demonstrating the sovereign rule of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, would be a good thing for a world in darkness to see!
"Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way.
It is like a light that guides me."
Psalm 119: 105
A Prayer to Share:
Jesus is my Lamp in this dark world. I pray, everyday I will remember to allow His light to shine for and from me. Bless this season with your divine presence and protection for all children. Glory be to God for the blessings within the redemption He provides! Amen
- Come and join the Fall Fun Festival in the Kid Cave
- see also this great activity designed to challenge the thoughts of children on Halloween
- Let Your Light Shine Jack-0-Lantern
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