OK, I admit it! I hate Halloween. I hate the evil, the mischief, and the greed that it promotes. I hate that it is the High Holy Day for many people who worship the creation instead of the Creator, not to mention those who worship Satan himself. I could go on, but you get the point. (If you want to know how we as a family handle Halloween, click here.)
Having said that, I realize that many Christians disagree with me. That's fine, but can I make a suggestion? If you're taking your child(ren) out for Halloween, why not redeem it for Christ? If this idea is even remotely attractive to you, read on because the October Edition of the Heavenly Top Ten is:
“Top Ten Suggestions For
Christian Halloween Costumes”
- Wear a giant tuna costume, carry a calculator and a loaf of bread and go as "the multiplying loaves and fishes."
- Go as a pair of gnashing teeth, play a continuous tape of nails on a chalk board and say, "Give your life to Jesus, or get used to it!"
- Put a sign around your neck that says "Walter", then wear a Wok as a hat and say, "If I keep my eyes on Jesus, I can wok on Walter."
- Sneak up to the door, ring the bell, and then hide in the bushes, leaving only a Trick or Treat bag, an empty pair of tennis shoes, and a sign reading "Sorry - Got Raptured."
- Go as a python with a squashed head. Let 'em look it up.
- Wear a black suit, pull along a casket and greet neighbors with the words, "Hi, I'm here to take you to church. You want to go your way now, or my way later?"
- Dress up as a yellow and black striped leaf and ask them if they beeleaf in Jesus!
- Hide in a big basket with a miners' light on your head. Then when someone opens the door, jump out and say, "I'm tired of hiding my light under a bushel, how about you?"
- Wear a wedding dress, and use zombie makeup. When someone opens the door say, " Why not try Church? It's not just for weddings and funerals any more!"
- And the number one suggestions
for Christian Halloween Costumes is:
- Put an Uncle Fester light bulb in your mouth and say, "My friend is the real light of the world, want to hear about Him?" Note: this may take some practice, but boy is it impressive!
The Heavenly Top Ten is intended to be a fun look at
issues of faith and fellowship. It should not be considered a serious treatment
any of the topics presented.