Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How We Do Halloween

The hubby did a great job carving our pumpkins, didn't he!
The kitty is carved into kids' pumpkin that we grew in the back yard. 
The big one is the hubs and mine that we picked at the pumpkin patch. 

As a Christian, I have grown up listening to many different views on how we (Christians) should or should not celebrate the holiday of Halloween. Our family participates in the holiday by going to the pumpkin patch, dressing in friendly (non-scary or dark) costumes, carving pumpkins and treating at places we know. We try to stay on the good side of things for the holiday. And when questions come up like one my son asked the other day, 
"Is Halloween the Devil's birthday? A girl at school said it was.",
we take those questions head on, as best we can, armed with God's word and what history we know of how the holiday came to be. Ultimately, how your family chooses to participate is a decision each family has to come to on their own. I encourage you to be informed and look into the history of the day. 
And know what the bible says about this world and the darkness in it. There are many great ways to bring the Light into the holiday.
However you choose to spend your October 31st, I wanted to take a moment to wish you a safe and happy one!

John 3:19-21
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

1 comment:

  1. We choose not to participate in Halloween but our kids do and that's a decision for them to make for their families.