Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! - John 1:5

John 1:5 -- "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

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Halloween seems to be one holiday that Christians, as a whole, have trouble wrapping their heads around. I suppose it is because it stems from traditional pagan holidays. I'm not going to mention that many other essential holidays began as pagan traditions. But Halloween has been one that we can't create a biblical connection to, so we tend to turn our nose at it or ignore it all together.

We fear that it is a night when Satan rules. This is only true if we let it happen. Jesus gave us authority over Satan because He holds the keys of death and Hades (Revelation 1:18). Why are we afraid of Halloween? Why do we fear the evil of the world more on this one night? 

John 10:10 -- "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

God doesn't want us to live in fear! 

Satan holds onto the shadows surrounding Halloween because the Church is afraid to face it. Jesus came so that we may have life and have it to the fullest! So don't hide, don't wall up in your churches. Go out, have fun, and share God's light in a world full of darkness. 

I admit, the world is full of evil, but God is in control of the world. And by being afraid or ignoring the night of Halloween, we are missing an opportunity to love on our neighbors and share why we can live our life to the fullest. We can shine light into the darkness because the darkness will not overcome it!

Happy Halloween!
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