Just like any other day, today is a great day.
I woke up the other morning feeling blessed. Thankful for the cool breeze and 70 degree weather. It was another beautiful day. With warm colored leaves all around. This was the day they called Halloween.
I grew up celebrating Halloween with my family. Mom dressed me up as a black cat one year using a pair of black tights for my cat ears! We’d go around the neighborhood, all 5 of us plus cousins and an Aunt, like the Brady Bunch knocking on doors. I don’t think I cared too much about it, I just knew that I liked the free candy!
As I got older and discovered the origin of Halloween, things started to change. I realized that it was a pagan holiday and the costume wearing originated from the concept of people attempting to ward of ghosts. On Halloween, it was believed that the boundaries between the worlds of the living and dead became blurred.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 ESV
I realized that although most festivities are done in fun, I must uphold a standard.
We must pray and ask God for guidance. After all, we are made in His likeness and image. We must choose to be the light no matter what day, hour, or age.
Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source.
As we all embrace this fall season, I commission you friends to find ways to show gratitude.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Spend initial time with family, friends, and those God has placed in your circle.
- Start reading a devotional.
- Laugh. Don’t be so serious!
- Thank God for something new every morning. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV
- Appreciate nature. All around us are beautiful things to admire.
- Get a planner and plan out your day. Don’t be afraid of making changes or playing it by ear sometimes.
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I think its great that you shared your personal thoughts. However I do think if we say that Halloween is a pagan Holiday, so is Christmas and Easter. The Bible doesn’t mention these two in the Bible at all. It says keep these days in remembrance of me but it doesn’t say buy presents, decorate a tree or eat out with your family on easter sunday. So if we don’t celebrate one pagan Holiday then we shouldn’t celebrate any of them. Thats just my personal opinion. Like the law. The Bible says if you try to follow one thing about the law its impossible because no man can do that. I forgot where thats at tho but it makes sense and goes hand and hand with the “pagan” Holiday traditions.
Thats just how I’ve grown to see it the last few years.
Hey girl! Thanks for reading and replying. While it is true that the terms Christmas and Easter aren’t mentioned in the bible, celebrating Christ’s birth and resurrection are wonderful occasions. I found ways without putting the main focus on the false characters (Santa/Easter Bunny) 😊 My point is simply to enlighten others on the history of Halloween. I agree that some things that are done are not necessarily bad. And my point is not to seem religious. I just believe that people should know what they are celebrating and research it. I thoroughly enjoyed that day because it’s a beautiful day like every other day that God has made. I stand on these scriptures concerning the matter. “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:17-18
Love you sis!