Yesterday our pastor said to us that Halloween was a Christian’s most important holiday.
Yes, he actually said this.
He went on to explain that on what other day is our culture turned on its head. When else do neighbors take the time to talk. When else do you intentionally go to your neighbor’s door and he to yours?
If we are Christians we should be deeply saddened for those around us who don’t know Jesus. We should care about our neighbors and their future. We should be intentionally building relationships with them so we can have opportunities to care for them and meet their needs. And by so doing have the opportunity to introduce Jesus to them.
It’s a different way of thinking for sure! But I LOVE it!
For a number of years my kids have carved their pumpkins to in some way reflect God’s love for us. This little thing has become a fun and creative tradition that has allowed my children many opportunities to explain to people why they carved a heart, crown,smiling face, whatever in the pumpkin.
This year we are handing out cups of hot chocolate and apple cider with the candy. An opportunity to start a conversation and get to know our neighbors better!