“More than 93% of children go trick-or-treating every year… Most family love Halloween. Right or wrong, there is something about October 31 that stirs the imagination of children and engages the hearts of parents.” -Reggie Joiner, Think Orange
My family loves Halloween–I LOVE Halloween! I love walking around, making kids feel special about their costumes, talking with the moms and dads about all the candy WE don’t want our kids to get. There is something about our common goal of the evening, the adventure of the journey that brings people who almost NEVER speak to each other, but sometimes talk ABOUT each other in togetherness. Even more so than Christmas–yes, yes, this critizied and pagan holiday brings people into connection even more so than the Birth of our Savior.
I had the chance to talk with several families, invite them to church, hand out cards about our church to alllll the trick-or-treaters–it was an amazing night of showing people the love of Christ. My family tried to be the light…the light God called us to be.
So I want to know what you think about Halloween. Do you turn off the lights and hide from the world? Do you leave the world and gather at your church with other believers or do you try to connect with the people in your neighborhood, showing them God’s love?