How many of you are dressing up for Halloween? All I keep hearing is “what are you going to be”. Both of my girls dressed up pretty much every day the entire first 5 years of their lives. Last year I remember walking outside on the porch and as I went down the stairs Rebekah calls out “STOP you are about to fall into the water” I didn’t see any water but I thought I would step back up on the step just in case. Rebekah was dressed from head to toe like Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean and she was on a ship (our front tree) and Rachel was a princess and she was in her castle (the other tree). They yelled in their pirate/princess voices “the evil pirates were on their way to capture them and I better go back inside”. Their imagination and dress up took them away. When we choose our outfits for Halloween I mean costume parties (I go to a Baptist Church) we tend to become that character. A few weeks ago we made a trip to Party City to look at all the costumes. Rebekah was dead set on being Michael Jackson and Rachel was set on being a Spanish dancer. They tried their costumes on and BAM one was talking with an accent and the other was doing MJ dance moves. They both wanted to try on new costumes so back into the dressing room we went with two different costumes. It was an immediate transaction. Rebekah was now Cleopatra and Rachel a runway diva model. They wanted to play the part of each costume/person they had chosen. I thought about how back in college I gave my life to Christ and yet there are days I don’t play the part. I get mad, I don’t pursue Him and yet He allows me to represent Him. I have seen so many people spend so much time saying things AGAINST Halloween night and I get the whole demon/evil thing. I just like to look at it as being a LIGHT in the darkness….so what are you going to be?
Ephesians 5:1-2 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us[a] and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.