There was a time when Halloween didn’t seem quite so frightful. Churches had alternative celebrations, and some still do. Others just want to separate from this time completely for it has become so dark.
This is a picture from the 80’s. Sally’s friends dressed as cheerleaders and as a ballerina. Sally wanted to make her own creation. She disappeared into the bedroom and when she finally appeared, I couldn’t figure out what she was. Upset, she said, “Mom– read the sign!” It said “Moses, Moses, take off your shoes.” Then I realized she was the burning bush. I thought: Perfect. Let’s not focus on the deeds of the devil but skip right over to the holiness of God.
I’m taking a break this week, headed to Seattle for a granddaughter’s wedding and family reunion. I’ll also see our own Patti! But I will be back the first Sunday in November and we will have a month of Thanksgiving with the help of the Psalms. Then we’ll head into Advent.
But until I see you again on Nov. 5th, let’s overcome the evil of Satan and pray, share, and encourage one another.
Come here, share praises, confess sins, and petition the Lord for your own heart, for Israel, for Ukraine, for our leaders, for the hearts of your loved ones — and we can join you, at least silently. And we can take off our shoes, at least in our hearts, for we will be on Holy Ground.