by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Bushel
Editor’s note: This is one of those incredibly sticky-wicket problems of Christianity. Do you participate in a cultural event that your church says is ‘evil’ or do you stay inside and refuse to join in, or do you find a third way and do it in a way that allows you to not feel as guilty? Handling out tracts or bible verses happens, but seems rather unloving from here. How did your old high demand faith group handle things like Halloween? Did you hand out tracts, health food or just not participate or did your church hold a ‘Harvest’ party on the holiday? Our church uses it as a community outreach with hotdogs, games, popcorn, soda and candy given out in the church parking lot, a huge festival that draws thousands of people. But there are all sorts of ways to participate and still have faith.
Last year, I bought organic lollipops and handed them out to all the children. I would tell them that they didn’t need any more junk so I wanted to give them something a bit better for them. They seemed excited about it! (I was surprised.) Then I would try to strike up a conversation with them about their costumes or something else. I am thinking about finding a way to wrap Bible verses around them since the Word doesn’t come back void. Before the trick-or-treaters come to your home, ask the Lord to give you opportunities to shine the light of Jesus into their lives. Love people enough to put yourself out of your comfort zone and take every opportunity possible to share the hope of the Gospel with a fallen world. A lot of people are searching for Truth and you have it!
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