Suzi (22 Oct
I totally understand and completely respect
each and every person's view on Halloween and their involvement or not.
Since we all need to follow what God has called us to do.
from a Wiccan/Pagan background, for me, it was always about reclaiming
for God what Satan tried to steal, has stolen and will continue to
steal. I refuse to give him one of God's days! That's how strongly I
feel about it.
I've already posted (last year, wow time flies,
and this) what I've done throughout the time from my becoming a
Christian (where I wanted to completely avoid it) through having kids,
to where I am today.
I believe in redeeming, reclaiming and
rededicating all things to He who made them. Satan has no power over
our lives. He can not take a day that the Lord has made. There may be
those who take those days (and honestly, Halloween is one of the lessor
'high days' on the Wiccan calendar), and use them for their
'worship'...but that does not mean it is not GOD'S day.
advice is to pray, follow your heart, as the Lord leads you. Since we
all have our weaknesses that Satan loves to use against us, I can see
where some people would want to avoid things. Just like a person who
has a problem with alcohol, or food, or whatever would naturally want
to avoid them, whereas another person might be able to walk right
passed someone else's pitfall. I get that.
But once again, I
will caution everyone to NOT afford Satan any 'rights' over what is
solely GOD'S...he (Satan) loves when we end up doing a reverse 'honor'
to him, by sidestepping a day because we 'admit' is it 'his'. Don't
fall for it.
"This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!".