Last week I wrote a post asking you about your plans for Halloween. Since then, listening to Janet Parshall, I’ve heard numerous creative ideas from Christians who do and some who don’t celebrate the holiday. I like what Janet reiterated as she took her callers’ comments:
This is a peripheral issue. Whether or not a Christian chooses to celebrate any holiday, is much like Paul’s discussion of whether or not to eat meat offered to idols. (1 Cor. 10) Christians are more free than anyone in the world. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. In Christ we conquer and have the joyful liberty to celebrate any day as the day that our Creator has made. Do not let disagreement on this issue divide the servants of Christ.
So, I’ve come up with a plan for my Halloween. I won’t be able to answer the door even though I will be home. I have a scheduled conference call from 6-7:30 p.m. So, I’ve pre-made 50 baggies of candy and inserted a business card sized orange note bearing two scripture verses about FEAR. Before I go to work tomorrow, I plan to tap on each neighbor’s door and deliver their candy.
So, what do you think?
I’m also brainstorming about Thanksgiving. When you’re not near family for a holiday, it gives every reason to celebrate the day in a peculiar way – a way that brings more attention to Jesus than it does to a highlighted day on the calendar.