“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” Matthew 4:16
As a Christian it’s easy to become religious. Through personal experience people get saved and change so radically that they easily go from one extreme to another.
Growing up every Halloween I dressed up and went trick or treating. I had never known the meaning behind the holiday. To me it was just another day. School taught that it was a fun day to get to dress up how ever you want and get lots of candy. When I came into the faith I got convicted of celebrating Halloween because I was taught the history and meaning behind everything. Another day quickly changed to the devil’s day. More on that in this post.
Fast forward to several years in the faith and I was pregnant with with third child. My due date was October 28th. The entire pregnancy I prayed that the baby would not be born on Halloween. I must have prayed about it dozens of times. Well October 28th came and went, the 29th came and went. On the 30th at 8:30pm I prayed in the shower that God’s will would come to pass for my baby, regardless on what day it happens.
God asked me is your son better than mine? “No, he’s not.” My son was born in darkness. People said that nothing good could come from Nazareth. You’re asking me can anything good from Halloween.
I instantly understood what God was communicating with me. My son being born had nothing to do with me, God wanted to make my son an example…he was making a point. Twenty minutes after my shower the contractions started. I had my baby the next morning, on the 31st.
We often miss that in order to bring restoration there must be brokenness. For there to be healing there must be sickness. For there to be salvation there must be damnation. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. He came to bring light to the darkness.
As I shared what the Lord told me with my sister in love she said “the devil doesn’t get a day. Halloween isn’t the devil’s day.” In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, he created all seven days. One day of the year may look to be dedicated to satan but it’s still God’s day. Man did that hit me!
I was focused on the negativity surrounded with that day instead of seeing it as a way to shine bright for Christ. Every time that someone mentions his birthday falls on Halloween it is an opportunity to share the gospel. It is an opportunity to share a testimony. Redeem the day for Christ.