Pastor John Strahle

“A family walking together in Christ building bridges with God’s greatest love.”

During this time of year brings a mixed of feelings by most Christians.  Halloween. The name itself produces many feelings and reactions.  To some, Halloween is a day to be celebrated in the traditional American way of "trick or treating".  To others, Halloween is a day best ignored and not celebrated at all. To still others, alternatives actives have taken the place of this celebration that occurs on October 31st.  What exactly is Halloween and how as christians should we celebrate it, if at all?

In brief, the observance began centuries ago among the ancient Druids.  On this, holiest day of the Druid year, the worship of Samhain required human sacrifices.  Young woman were required of the landowners and peasants.  If the sacrifice was pleasing to the Druids, a jack-o-lantern lit by a candle was given as a sign to demons that all was well.

There have been many varieties celebrations since that point.  Since many today only see the tradition as just another reason to celebrate having fun.  Fun is great, and God sure wants us to enjoy the celebration of life, but we have to ask ourselves. In what way are we letting Christ Shine through this time of year?  

Whatever we do on the 31st of October, we need to examine our own hearts before the Lord.  We need to ask Him if our activities are ones He would want our family involved in.  We need to ask, "How may we most glorify Your Name, O Lord, as a family?"

The Bible says, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light" (Romans 13:12).  

May God Bless you as you grow in Him.


Pastor John

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