Personally, I’ve never been a halloween fan. Its a creepy holiday & I never liked being scared, nor celebrating things for their ability to frighten me. I have enough struggles w fear without having a holiday to capitalize on scarey. That being said, the part of halloween that i did like was dressing up in various costumes & pretending to be someone else. It was fun trying to be creative – probably my favorite character that i dressed up as was Charlie Chaplain bc he was the easiest to look like.
So what does Jesus have to do w halloween & wearing costumes??? At various times in Jesus’ life, people didn’t recognize him. Mary thought He was a gardener, some disciples thought He was a fellow traveller, religious leaders thought He was a rebel, etc. Peter saw beyond the “costumes” when he said that Jesus is the Son of God. So i guess my question to you is, what “costumes” might Jesus be wearing in your life? Could He be a neighbor in need? Could He be the co-worker waiting for some of your time to give you some encouragement? Could He be found in the simple answers of a child? I think that Jesus is more present in our lives than we realize