Friday, October 31, 2014

Words of Comfort: Turn the tables this Halloween.

When our family came to the United States back in 1989, Halloween was a big part of the American culture shock. It horrified us to go to supermarkets and see such a personification of evil. We would turn the lights off on the night of Halloween, and go to bed early. If the doorbell rang, we would ignore it, and pray that the kids dressed as demons would go away.

However, one year we decided that we would let our light shine in the darkness. We purchased some candy and placed them and some tracts in plastic bags. That night, over one hundred people came to our door and took Gospel tracts—over one hundred people! The experience was so much easier than going door to door. There was no feeling awkward as I stood in someone else’s property. Neither was there the fear of having a door slammed in my face—because the world came to my door, and I closed it when I wanted to.

Turn the tables on the enemy this Halloween. Make the most evil night of the year into the most evangelistic. Think about it. Isn't the hardest thing about giving people tracts having to approach them? On October 31st, the world will come onto your property, to your door, and they will gladly take tracts from your hands. So put a welcome sign on your lawn. Put the porch light on, and make sure you take advantage of this God-given opportunity to reach the lost.