Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween - A Christian Holiday???





Hi everyone! Recently, I feel like I have been under fire for my beliefs as a "christian". I just wanted to clarify what it means to be a believer. This is what I know to be true. That there is one true God, the creator of the heavens and the earth. That He had a son - Jesus, who came to live on this earth without sin and die for our sins. All sins, any sin you have ever and will ever commit. That those who believe in these truths, and ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of these sins, will have so much more hope in this life because we are assured of our destination for eternity. That being said...


Yes we are christian and yes we celebrate Halloween... maybe celebrate is too strong of a word. We participate in Halloween. Why? Because we have too many battles in this world for our children's souls and not allowing them to dress up as a superhero and participate in a fantasy for a day isn't a battle we are choosing to fight right now. We are teaching our children that we are in this world and not of it. Do we "believe" in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny? You bet we do! But we also stand firm in the Bible and the birth of Christ, His crucifixion and resurrection. Our salvation. We are trying to model their heavenly Father daily so that they are prepared to make the only decision that matters when the time comes. In the meantime, the reality of this world will be fully known to them all too soon and I choose, as a mother, to give them all of the luxuries of childhood that I can. I am allowing them to be innocent!
We do not take more pictures with Finley on purpose I promise... J.T. just was more into handing out candy than posing with mom and dad. Also, we had to put a profile picture of Finn the giraffe for all to see. He was so precious!!! At every house he said, "tyu" (thank you) and "bye bye". Hope you all had a blast! We sure did!!!
Happy Fall,
Meredith

6 comments:

Emily said...

Super cute costumes! We debated this issue with one another for years, even before the kids. Well said!

Melissa said...

look at those sweeties! love the profile pic of finn and that belly of his. too cute! we had another blue power ranger on our street last night too.

We2b's said...

Your kids are so cute! It's always good to clarify what we believe and you did a great job explaining it!

Jaime said...

As a Christian mom, that is exactly how I feel about Halloween. I couldn't have said it better myself. I love the costumes! Glad you guys had fun. Give the boys a kiss for me :)

Anthony and Lisa said...

Amen, Sista! Thanks for bringin' the Word! The only reason we wouldn't let our kids dress up for Halloween would be Anthony's convictions in dressing up for anything...he hates it!

Darlene said...

Hey Sweetie! I am so very proud of you. Well said!!!! Those boys couldn't be cuter. I mean really. Have you ever seen anything so cute? I love and miss you all.
Gigi