The enemy has tried to lay claim to this day…but it’s not his to lay claim to. This is the day that the Lord our God has made…we WILL rejoice and be glad in it. It is Reformation Day! Thank God for the reformation of the living church, filled by His Spirit. If you’re a follower of Jesus, Be The Church in your community!
If you don’t feel right about your kiddos putting on costumes, then, by all means, don’t let them. If you don’t feel right about passing out treats, then obey your conscience and don’t do it. If you don’t want to decorate your home, that’s absolutely fine. We never did either.
Regardless of how you choose to obey the Lord your God on this day, please…
…don’t demonize those who do wear costumes. Instead, pray for the testimony of Jesus in the lives of your brothers and sisters who do participate in fall festivities like trick or treating.
…don’t demonize those who do pass-out treats. Instead, thank God that His Spirit leads people to the doors of your brothers and sisters. Pray for friendly engagement and connections with the children and parents that may lead to new relationships that may lead them to Jesus.
…don’t demonize those who do put up decorations. Instead, pray that the decorations lead to conversations that leverage who we are and what we’ve been given to reach our neighbors with Gospel-centered ministries of mercy…that they might come to know, love and follow Jesus into His Kingdom.