Okay, I know that everyone has their own conviction about participating in Halloween. And I respect whatever you choose to do. But really, do these faces look evil to you?
Adorable! I think that anything in this world can be used for good or evil. The internet, Facebook, TV, food, etc. etc. It’s what we do with it and where our hearts are that matter. Halloween to my kids is a fun day to dress up and get candy. Who doesn’t like that? They have no idea some people use it for evil yet. But many people are evil everyday, not just on Halloween.
Last year we still didn’t know that many people here in Portland. At Jenna’s school she really hit it off with a boy in class and I enjoyed his mom. They invited us to go trick-or-treating with them. It was the first time to be around the whole family, her extended family and some of their friends. We had such a great time with them. Since then we have had play dates and their family has been over for dinner. During one of my conversations with the mom she told me she didn’t think her husband would step foot inside a church. He may not do that, but he will step foot inside my house. I pray that over the course of getting to know them he would perhaps consider that God is not all that bad and give Him a chance. We went trick-or-treating with them again this year and once again had lots of fun wandering from door to door, watching the kids run excitedly, giggle with delight, and get to know each other a little better. I hope it’s forever a tradition.
So, today I’m thankful for Halloween and how it has unexpectedly brought families together. And well, I’m also a little thankful for the candy I get to eat out of Jenna’s bag. She’ll never know how many I’ve really eaten while she’s at school.