However, all these days are overshadowed in October by the observance of Halloween. This day is celebrated also as Hallows Eve, or All Saints Day. I am sure that we could have a lively debate on the exact nature of how this day originated. To augment our point of view, we could reference a historical account or article on the nature of how it got started. The problem would be that in doing so, we would likely ignore all the other historical accounts and articles that would offer a different perspective. In the end, perhaps we are best served to ask “what does the day mean to me?”
As a Christian, it would seem that I would lean towards the idea of a day that celebrates the saints. However, even such a celebration is clouded by various denominational traditions, some of which have, in my opinion, questionable theological views as well as ties to some Roman pagan celebrations.
In the end, I choose to celebrate that particular day like I would any other day, a day that the Lord has made, a day in which I am given the opportunity to proclaim Jesus Christ. It is also a day to give testimony of the transformation that only the Holy Spirit can bring about. In striving to do the last two things, I find myself celebrating two of the days I mentioned. I evaluate my life and ask myself if I am being
a good disciple of Jesus Christ. I also ask myself if my life in Christ has made a difference in the life of others.
How about you?
Have a blessed month as you celebrate each day the Lord has made.