Celebrate Christ on the 31st
Celebrate Christ on October 31st
We must guard our children’s hearts.
Proverbs 4:23 warns:
“Keep your heart with all diligence,
for out of it is the wellspring of life.”
Some call it a Harvest Party, Costume Day, Fall Festival, Trunk or Treat or something with Candy in its name. Others commemorate Reformation Day.
But what if we face the battle directly?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Paul writes that we’re children of the day and not the night.
"You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness…”
What are the implications?
Here are a few.
We celebrate Christ, the first fruits from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22 is instructive:
"But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruit of those who are asleep. 21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
We celebrate life.
John 5:24 asserts:
”Certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn't come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
We celebrate faith.
2 Timothy 1:7 declares:
"For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.”
We celebrate goodness.
Romans 12:21 admonishes us thus:
"Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
We celebrate light.
Matthew 5 tells us:
“You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. 15 Neither do you light a lamp and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. 16 Even so, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Christ was raised on the first day of the week. So what do we, His people do on the first day of the week? We worship, remembering His resurrection. We do this every week and name one such Sunday Resurrection Day (also called “Easter").
We can remember Christ's resurrection every day, including October 31st. Here are some tools that I recommend if you want to give gifts to children on the 31st:
Stickers: Children like stickers so much, and these are a good size with nice, vibrant colors. It’s also a plus that they’re on rolls.
Cards: These are relatively thick, quality cards and they’re a good size for little hands. I suggest getting many and planting many Gospel seeds in this way.
The art, title, and simplicity of this book commend it highly. I’ve given this as a birthday present as well.
Affordable, clear, and somewhat comprehensive, this is a top favorite on Theotots.
Romans 12:2 commands:
“Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.”