Just so you know, this isn’t a post about Halloween.
I already stated my peace about that topic:
I’ve been thinking about the quote commonly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt:
It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
It’s no exaggeration to say that our world is really dark. Our culture’s obsession with the occult, the paranormal, and the subsequent “observations” during Halloween attest rather loudly to that fact.
As Christians, we have to stand for truth, recognize and shun evil, and do our best to raise our children in a Biblical and godly way.
So, yes, there’s a certain amount of “cursing the darkness” that needs to take place.
But when it’s all said and done?
We are to walk in joy.
To live abundantly.
To fellowship with loved ones.
To invest richly in others.
To love freely.
It’s kind of hard to do that if you spend all your time cursing the darkness.
So go light a candle. Literally.
Maybe a pumpkin-scented one for your dining room table. 🙂
Light one today.
And on October 31.
Speaking for myself, my porch light will be on.
I won’t be hiding in a closet.
My kids will be running around our two acre yard, roasting marshmallows, drinking hot cocoa and playing with friends.
I don’t care for the folderol that takes place on October 31, but my belief that it’s a day the Lord has made still makes me want to rejoice just a little.
Embrace the day.
Enjoy the day.
Light a candle.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.