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Friday, October 30, 2009


Halloween seems to be not only an exciting night for kids but also a huge adult celebration. Kids go trick or treating, but many adults dress up, decorate their offices and homes, and party like there is no tomorrow. A house close to ours even has a casket on the front lawn. The nurses’ station at the cardiology clinic I visited yesterday resembled a haunted house. I expected to be charged a fee as well as the usual copay. I have noticed that many TV shows project a Halloween theme and newspaper advertising uses pumpkins, goblins, witches, and things that go bump in the night to increase sales.


Strange, isn’t it, that no one seems to feel offended by the copious displays of Halloween decorations? I don’t expect Christmas displays to receive such cordial treatment. Obviously, the culture welcomes symbols of death demons, and darkness but rejects symbols of light and life. John 3:19 states: “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”







1 comment:

Jim Marr said...


So I shouldn't expect a large haul of candy if I show up at your door tonight dressed as Moses throwing down the two tablets!! :)

I can see both sides I suppose, some seeing this as an opportunity for outreach, but others just not wanting to be faced with some of the horror filled stuff!

For me, I'm doing my FINAL EDITS on my manuscript so this will be my one night of the year that I leave the lights off and keep working away!

God Bless and may God be glorified this day, this night, as always!!