Here is the dilemma…
If you are a Christian what do you do with a holiday that is all about scaring people?
Here are the two sides of the debate:
1. You ignore the holiday completely and witness to your community by your upright stance against such an evil day.
2. You embrace the holiday and participate in the festivities with the intent of witnessing to your neighbors and friends.
3. Note: There is always a third side to any debate that says there is two sides… just so you know… so, the third option would be any of the gray area between the first two ends of the spectrum.
Where do you lie on the spectrum?
In one of our recent CMConnect chat sessions this division became blatantly obvious. In fact, I’m pretty sure a few people left the conversation because they didn’t agree with what I’m about to say again.
Halloween is what you make of it.
Jesus is bigger than the bogey man… He is bigger than Halloween.
Our God is in control of every day and in every season… I believe that, no matter where you lie on the spectrum of “feelings” or “convictions” about this holiday, you should make it your goal to redeem this day by allowing Christ to be the reason for the season.
No matter what you decide to do on Halloween day… be redeemed by Christ… not by what you choose to do or choose not to do.
God vs. Halloween… easy match, God wins!