Encouragement for Moms · Holidays

Grieving Halloween

This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5 KJV

It is three o’clock in the morning, and yet I twist and turn.

As a family, we decided to pretty much stop celebrating Halloween several years ago. I had asked the Lord to please show me His will regarding the topic, and He definitely answered. (On a side note, let me briefly mention that asking God to show you His will usually involves scales falling off of your eyes and you will begin seeing things in a totally different light. On one hand, this is wonderful. But on the other, going against the grain of culture is hard).

I truly hope to be a woman who seeks after grace. I’ve learned time and time again that I can’t judge you. Let me say that again…I can’t judge you. The Lord gives each person a measure of faith, and who am I to judge my Master’s other servants?

And so all judgment aside, I would like to gently say that my spirit has just been so grieved over the past week. People who bear the name of Christ openly have celebrated darkness in droves. This should not be.

Dear sisters, may I encourage you for a moment to walk in the light and focus on the lovely? Now might not be the best time to dress up in costumes, as innocent as they may seem, simply because the world is watching us. We are a peculiar people. We are different. By wearing costumes, the world very well might assume that we are celebrating the same darkness that they are.

Church…as a Christian mama, I would like to encourage you to take a stand for Christ today. To be light, without any hint of shadows.

Going against the wave of our culture is tough. Raising arrows is tough. But we can link arms and honor Christ in all that we do.

I hope you and your family is blessed as October comes to a close. Shine brightly!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to connect with you on Facebook. I’d also like to invite you to my Mary & Martha Facebook Page, and to my Mary & Martha website. It is a such a blessing to serve you!

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