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!

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8 thoughts on “Grieving Halloween

  1. thecharmofhome (@SherryTCOH) says:

    I have openly stood against this also and on my blog. It isn’t easy but it is completely right by the Bible. I am so glad to see you post this Nicole. Everywhere I look it is being celebrated by churches. “Grieving” is a great way to describe it. Public schools are even celebrating it and they haven’t in years past. It used to be taboo. Then they have an event celebrating the darkness (horror movie fest) and the darkness comes to the party and vandalizes the school property. The people in charge don’t spiritually realize they invited the darkness in. If you invite the darkness in it will usually come and God will let it, in the form of being tested spiritually. This is a wake-up call to all.

    • Nicole Crone says:

      Thank you so much for sharing, Sherry! You are absolutely right. We shouldn’t fellowship or play around with the things of darkness. We are called to remain “unspotted from the world.” We live in such a sad time, and I’m so thankful for the grace and deliverance the Lord offers us!

    • Dawn says:

      Thanks for that article to not celebrate Halloween is normally not an issue for us but as our kids get older the pull to join in so our kids don’t feel left out is quite real our street really goes to town and it can get uncomfortable it’s quite defining for me as a Christian this time of year and reminds me that light is always greater than darkness

  2. Debbie says:

    I cannot pass by your blog without asking why you have failed to include balance by noting the Christian roots of Hallowe’en?

    Hallowe’en, or All Hallow’s Eve, is the Christian vigil night that precedes the two days of All Hallows Tide which are All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day, in which the Christian church venerates and honours the souls of all Saints, Martyrs, and the Departed Faithful.

    Even the traditions of dressing up and carrying lit, carved turnip lanterns come from the Christian church of Europe during the Middle Ages. The history of Hallowe’en is rich and diverse across many religions and countries, and is far from being the evil and dark celebration you are making it out to be.

    In my Anglican church we hold a special service on All Soul’s in which the names of our loved ones, the dear departed faithful, are read out, remembered, and venerated. Regrettably, I find your piece one sided and not balanced, and a missed opportunity to share the Christian message.

    • Nicole Crone says:

      Hello Debbie, I personally try my very best to follow the teachings of the Scriptures only. I believe many errors have crept into the church/assembly since the time our Messiah walked on the earth. I believe that All Hallows’ Tide and Halloween are strictly man made traditions that contradict Scripture in many ways and the church has strayed from the right path if they observe such. My beliefs are more messianic in nature, and my blog reflects such. Blessings!

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