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Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Ever watch Sesame Street? Remember the old jingle “Which One Doesn’t Belong?” They’d put up on the screen a picture of a beach ball, basketball, and football, and then they’d put up a box. Then they’d sing the song “Which One Doesn’t Belong?” The kids are supposed to figure out which one doesn’t fit.

Well, when we look at our calendar, there are a ton of holidays on there. Picture Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. Now, picture in your mind Halloween. Which one doesn’t belong here?

Is it weird or not that most of the holidays on our calendar seem to represent something positive and good? Some of them are even deeply religious, reflecting the tenets of our faith: the Incarnation, Thanksgiving and worship, or the resurrection of Christ. Then we’ve got this one weird day, October 31. I don’t know what you pictured. I picture rubber skeletons hanging from doorsteps, pumpkins, phony cobwebs, and plastic spiders. That’s just a weird day—you’ve got to admit it

We read in the book of Romans, “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. Romans 14:5,6.  So, I’m personally very much for the recognizing certain days of the year as special.  Hey, I do like a day or more off due to a recognized holiday or season!  Getting back to the passage it seems to emphasize the grace of God for us to appreciate Every Single Day. 

I’m not into depriving children having fun dressing up and getting candy, it is just unfortunate that Halloween has evolved into such a dark and “unholy holiday”. 

Praying for our community,  Pastor Larry

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