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Hallow Means Holy

Today, many people will be celebrating “Halloween”, a U.S. tradition with a variety of historical accounts as to why and how it came to be celebrated. Some folks prefer not to celebrate Halloween at all, thinking it is not Christ-like to dress up as a ghoul and take candy from others; or that the holiday has satanic intent with the fake blood, gravestones and spooky costumes of creatures and spirits. However, like anything in this world, Halloween can be what we make of it. The word “hallow” means “holy” – to set apart, respect, greatly revere. Why not dress the kids up as cute princes and princesses, or better yet, as biblical characters … and arm them with Bible tracts or printed Bible verses to hand out in exchange for candy? It’s a great way to spread the gospel to neighbors and the community!

1Corinthians 10:31 - “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Luke 6:45 - “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” 1Samuel 16:7 - “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

God looks on our hearts, so what we make of this holiday or any other is our choice. People will know we are Christians by our Love! Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God!

Artist: Justin Unger

Writer: Peter Scholtes


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