Mom replied, "Celebrate means to honor and give glory to. So what do people glorify on Halloween?" "Well", said Brad, "People dress up like ghosts, witches and goblins, so I guess they are honoring satan and his demons." "Uck," exclaimed 3 year old Jamie, "I hate demons!" "You are right, Brad," said Dad, "The holiday started from a festival celebrated by the Celtic people more than 2,000 years ago. Their New Year began on November 1st, so on the evening before the New Year the Druids, who were the priests and teachers of the Celtics held a festival to honor Samhain, the Celtic lord of death." "They would build huge bonfires and sacrifice animals, crops and sometimes even human beings. During the celebration the people wore costumes made of animal heads and skins. They would tell fortunes of the coming year by looking at the remains of the animals that had been sacrificed." "The Bible says that we are not to dabble in witchcraft or fortunetelling," exclaimed Bobby. (Jeremiah 27:9). "God wants us to focus on His good, and not to turn towards evil," said Brad. "I know!" shouted Jonathan. "Resist the devil and he shall flee from you - James 3:7." "That is exactly right," said Mom. "We have reason to Celebrate every day because we are part of God's family forever, and we give God all the honor and glory."
That night at bedtime Jennifer prayed, "Dear God, I am glad my family doesn't celebrate Halloween, I am proud to be a child of the true King Jesus Christ. I love you with my whole heart. Amen."
By Mauri Gandy (c) Copywrite 1994-2002
To learn about the Celtic history read this letter
The Christian replied, "It is like being a pumpkin.
God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then he cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc., and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
The World Book Encyclopedia says this: Jack-o'-lanterns are hollowed-out pumpkins with a
face cut into one side. Most jack-o'-lanterns contain a candle or some other light. People in
England and Ireland once carved out beets, potatoes, and turnips to use as lanterns on
Halloween. After this custom reached America, pumpkins began to be used. Today,
jack-o'-lanterns are used as decorations, especially at Halloween.
According to an Irish legend, jack-o'-lanterns were named for a man called Jack, who could not enter heaven because he was a miser. He could not enter hell either, because he had played jokes on the devil. As a result, Jack had to walk the earth with his lantern until Judgment Day.
Judgement Day is the day when we will face God to find out if our name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. If you want to know how YOU can be saved read our Color Book. In the Bible it tells us how we can put on a Special Armor to protect us from the Evil One. It is found in Ephesians 6: 10-18 You can read it if you click on the Bible scripture.
Do You know Jesus as your personal Savior? Then you should read this Letter that a lady received from a friend. ~ The Letter
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