No other season of the year provides such unusual opportunities as Halloween. Our neighbors will be outside roaming the streets in packs and walking right up to our homes! If that’s not unusual enough, they’ll be coming, bags opened, expecting tasty treats. What do we do with that? Do we disappoint? Turn the lights off and go to bed? Hide in the basement? Or, do we turn the lights on and seize the opportunity? The latter seems best to me and it’s consistent with what Jesus said:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
The Holy Spirit wrote, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). And, “make the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). The traditional themes and activities of Halloween provide unusual opportunities to “make the best use of the time” and to “overcome evil with good.”
This year, when your neighbors show up for tasty treats, let’s not disappoint. Instead, let’s be exceptional. Rock the Block Fall is a fun low-prep effort for Brook Hills’ families and Small Groups to seize the opportunity and to be exceptional right where we live, in our own neighborhoods.
A Rock the Block Fall kiosk is set up in the lobby just outside the Main Worship Room. Stop by to pick up a small booklet complete with simple ideas for you, your family or Small Group to consider.
My God be pleased to bless and may He be glorified in our efforts this October.