Trick or Treat

Every year at this time churches all over the planet have their annual harvest festivals to give kids an alternative to Halloween.  There’s this notion that Christian kids shouldn’t participate in Halloween festivities because it represents evil.  I get it; to some people Halloween represents evil.  They wear crazy costumes to scare people and some of them even go so far as to plan some crazy rituals.  But we shouldn’t let crazy people keep us from having fun.  Listen, I love candy; especially when it’s free and especially if it involves chocolate.  If you want to give me a free fun sized almond joy, I won’t turn it down!

But I don’t like the trick or treat phrase because trickery is opposite of the heart of God.  God doesn’t want to trick you, he wants to bless you!  It is his heart to bless everyone on this planet.  His word says “Eye has not seen and ear has not heard…all that God has prepared for those who love him.”  We can’t begin to imagine what God has planned for us and I have a feeling that when we get to heaven there will be a lot of free candy.  So go get some free candy at church and from your neighbors.  And feel free to send a few pieces my way!

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