When I was a child Halloween was a time to dress up in silly or spooky costumes.. We walked the neighborhood with a pumpkin with a candle lit inside.
On the night before, it was called 'begger's night'..going from house to house asking for candy treats. That was also called 'trick or treat'...and some mischief happened ..like soaping their windows, or toilet paper their tree... In my neighborhood,
you had to perform a song or show off your costume to get the treat, we did not do the tricks..I know there were other area's that tricks were the normal event.. Ghosts and goblins was an innocent idea...But...unfortunately the world turned it
into an evil night..it wasn't "Casper the Friendly Ghost" any more! The costumes and spooks now became something dark and ugly..
The awful things that started to happen were
the treats were tampered with to harm the children and turned this event into something to be afraid of.
To keep the fun of Halloween many churches started to have Harvest festivals,
children could wear costumes, but not of devils, ghosts, etc. instead a super hero,( from the bible)or a storybook character and candy was handed out to them along with other things to do..like games and bobbing for apples, etc.
Keep your children safe this Halloween, have your own little party or attend one at your church or community center.
the quotes below online and thought you'd like to read what God has for us as Christians..
Being a Christian is like
being a pumpkin!
God picks you from the patch and brings you in. (John 15:16)
Then washes all the dirt off of you. ( 2 Corinthians 5:17)
He opens you up and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. (Romans 6:6)
Then he carves you a new smiling face. (Psalm 71:23
And He puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see. (Matthew 5:16)
Make Halloween " A day to rejoice because it's a day the Lord had made" Psalm 118:24